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Toll bridge pondered for Gilcrease Expressway

Toll bridge pondered for Gilcrease Expressway

A group of citizens and public officials raises the funds for a study.

Tulsa World

By KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer

Published: 1/9/2010 2:21 AM
Last Modified: 1/9/2010 5:35 AM

A working group made up of private citizens and public officials has raised the funds needed to study the feasibility of constructing a toll bridge across the Arkansas River in west Tulsa.

The group sees construction of the bridge — which would connect 21st Street and Charles Page Boulevard at approximately 57th West Avenue — as the integral next step in completing the Gilcrease Expressway.

"We need to have this feasibility study done to accurately assess our options and which way to go," said Tim Armer, transportation manager for the Indian Nations Council of Governments.

The study would cost about $125,000 and be paid with a mix of local and federal funds, Armer said. The local funds cover the 20 percent match required to get the federal funding... FULL ARTICLE

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