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Neighborhood streets to get repairs

Neighborhood streets to get repairs

Crumbling residential roads and nine bridges will see fixes first, followed by arterial streets.

Tulsa World

By BRIAN BARBER World Staff Writer

Last Modified: 2/14/2010 9:28 AM

Tulsa's multiyear Fix Our Streets program is ramping up big time with a $70 million bond issue that will fund repairs to many of the city's cracked and crumbling residential and nonarterial streets.

In its second wave of projects, the $451.6 million initiative will mostly focus on 35 nonarterial zones spread across all nine City Council districts.

"Orange barrels are going to be blossoming up all over the place," said Paul Zachary, Public Works Department deputy director of engineering.

Mayor Dewey Bartlett served as co-chairman of the citizens group that studied the city's streets situation and made recommendations to then-Mayor Kathy Taylor before the Fix Our Streets program was approved by voters in November 2008... FULL ARTICLE

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