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Construction to begin on Tulsa's Gilcrease Expressway

Construction to begin on Tulsa's Gilcrease Expressway

The Oklahoman
by RANDY ELLIS
Published: Mon, January 13, 2020 5:00 AM

After decades of planning and waiting, construction is expected to begin in earnest in February on the west leg of the Gilcrease Expressway in Tulsa, state transportation officials have announced.

Gov. Kevin Stitt and Tulsa officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new toll road in October, but serious construction efforts have yet to begin as officials have continued to work out complex financing arrangements.

One of the few remaining hurdles was cleared last week when the Oklahoma Transportation Commission authorized its executive director to co-sign for a low interest federal loan that will be paid back by the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.

The new 5-mile stretch of turnpike will provide Tulsa with a new Arkansas River crossing... FULL ARTICLE

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