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Plutonic Panda
05-14-2014, 04:03 PM
Just wanted to create a general thread of really any road construction project going in or around the Tulsa metro area.

In this case, they are extending 5th St. in Downtown Tulsa


The city of Tulsa plans to move forward with the extension of Fifth Street through the Civic Center Plaza to the front of the Aloft Hotel, but it likely will take more money than the $4.8 million the city originally planned to spend, officials said Tuesday.

Paul Zachary, director of Engineering Services, said the exact amount the city will need to spend won’t be known until it is determined how much other parties can contribute.

“The best we can figure, we have a $6.7 million or $6.8 million gap,” Zachary said. “(Filling that gap) is what we’re going to be discussing with our partners in the project.”

The city originally budgeted approximately $4.8 million in surplus 2008 Fix Our Streets funds for the project.

Zachary said he now expects the project to come in close to $11.5 million.

“We need to be able, when the funds come in, to award the project,” he said.

The city has additional Fix Our Streets funds that could be used for the project, Zachary said.

The city unsealed three bids on the project last month that ranged from $7.9 million to $12.5 million.

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/v/t1.0-9/10363978_10202891494760917_5018913699512699903_n.j pg?oh=64c568f57e6f335a39d816f4a13584dd&oe=53EF17F8

- read more here: City plans for higher cost for Fifth Street project - Tulsa World: Government (http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/government/city-plans-for-higher-cost-for-fifth-street-project/article_1510d9f6-e0b3-5fb2-bbc5-12e874fb96e5.html)

Swake
05-22-2014, 08:26 AM
Just wanted to create a general thread of really any road construction project going in or around the Tulsa metro area.

In this case, they are extending 5th St. in Downtown Tulsa

The city of Tulsa alone has more than a billion dollars in road projects in the pipeline from the last couple of bond issues. That doesn't count state or county projects or any suburban projects.

Street improvement tracking website
Fixing Tulsa Streets (http://www.fixourstreetslive.com/Default.aspx)

And the new bond issue that was passed last November
Projects - Improve Our Tulsa (http://www.improveourtulsa.com/projects/)

Other major projects include the ongoing replacement of the eastbound I-244 bridge over the Arkansas River, the almost complete I-44 widening project at Lewis Ave and the ongoing I-44 widening in far east Tulsa. Upcoming projects include the complete rebuild of I-244 east of downtown and the complete rebuilding of the south and east legs of the IDL.

MsProudSooner
05-26-2014, 01:11 PM
And yet, the 36th Street North and Mingo Road area is still like driving over a washboard. :mad:

Plutonic Panda
05-27-2014, 08:02 PM
The city of Tulsa alone has more than a billion dollars in road projects in the pipeline from the last couple of bond issues. That doesn't count state or county projects or any suburban projects.

Street improvement tracking website
Fixing Tulsa Streets (http://www.fixourstreetslive.com/Default.aspx)

And the new bond issue that was passed last November
Projects - Improve Our Tulsa (http://www.improveourtulsa.com/projects/)

Other major projects include the ongoing replacement of the eastbound I-244 bridge over the Arkansas River, the almost complete I-44 widening project at Lewis Ave and the ongoing I-44 widening in far east Tulsa. Upcoming projects include the complete rebuild of I-244 east of downtown and the complete rebuilding of the south and east legs of the IDL.Thanks for that man! Will check it out later.

Plutonic Panda
05-27-2014, 08:02 PM
Haikey Creek flood-mitigation project to affect traffic - Tulsa World: Bixby News (http://www.tulsaworld.com/communities/bixby/news/haikey-creek-flood-mitigation-project-to-affect-traffic/article_f78ed300-b255-505b-9261-b51ff1971440.html)

Zuplar
05-29-2014, 10:33 AM
Drove up to grand lake this past weekend and noticed they are doing a bunch of construction on I44 up there. Looks like they are putting in sound barriers and whatnot.

BigTulsa
05-30-2014, 10:40 AM
Drove up to grand lake this past weekend and noticed they are doing a bunch of construction on I44 up there. Looks like they are putting in sound barriers and whatnot.

That construction has been going on for over two years now.

Zuplar
05-30-2014, 11:00 AM
That construction has been going on for over two years now.

I haven't been in, around, or near Tulsa in 10+ years. Not really any need for me personally, just thought it was interesting and looked nice.

Plutonic Panda
05-30-2014, 02:06 PM
Yeah, it's been a nice project.

Plutonic Panda
06-23-2014, 07:47 PM
Tulsa mayor pushing for toll bridge to complete Gilcrease Expressway - Tulsa World: Local (http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/tulsa-mayor-pushing-for-toll-bridge-to-complete-gilcrease-expressway/article_3b8399c4-4ee7-5516-a48c-79df630bdf25.html)

Snowman
06-23-2014, 11:59 PM
Tulsa mayor pushing for toll bridge to complete Gilcrease Expressway - Tulsa World: Local (http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/local/tulsa-mayor-pushing-for-toll-bridge-to-complete-gilcrease-expressway/article_3b8399c4-4ee7-5516-a48c-79df630bdf25.html)

The main benefit of a project like this is to try to help direct the sprawl to help put Tulsa's downtown back in the center of their metro, however the way the development abruptly drops off about a mile away from downtown to the NW and there already being pretty decent highways to that area there was/is clearly other reasons that development went every way but NW. Any idea what those are or if they have done something to change those? Cause just having a road is not going to be enough to get developers and home owners to locate there.

BG918
06-24-2014, 01:30 AM
The Northwest side of Tulsa never developed just like the Northeast side of OKC. Similar reasons too.
1. Lack of infrastructure (this highway should change that)
2. Racial issues, near mostly black neighborhoods
3. Hilly, forested terrain not as conducive to building residential sprawl
4. Tulsa Public Schools in this area are not good
5. In Osage County but still in Tulsa city limits

This land also for many years belonged to Thomas Gilcrease. He didn't sell it until much later when surrounding areas were already developed. It's a beautiful area though, rolling hills, good views of downtown and within 20 min of Lake Skiatook and Lake Keystone.

Plutonic Panda
07-08-2021, 01:54 PM
A new DDI coming to Memorial Dr and Creek Turnpike:

https://tulsaworld.com/news/local/odot-planning-new-redesigned-interchange-at-major-tulsa-intersection-virtual-open-house-through-july-28/article_5e59e478-e00e-11eb-ad62-eb44c0d8255e.html#tracking-source=home-the-latest

https://oklahoma.gov/odot/citizen/newsroom/2021/virtual-open-house-underway-for-proposed-us-169-us-64--memorial-.html