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Tree-lined Oklahoma City Boulevard almost done

Tree-lined Oklahoma City Boulevard almost done

The Journal Record
By: Brian Brus  
May 10, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY – The new main street leading into downtown Oklahoma City will soon be lined with about 1,000 trees.

Oklahoma City Boulevard, the replacement thoroughfare for the original Interstate 40 crosstown, is on schedule to be completed by this summer, Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokeswoman Brenda Perry said. The property that comprises the corridor is still held by the state, so the department is responsible for building out the boulevard while granting City Hall permission to prepare streetscaping.

Oklahoma City Boulevard, at a construction cost of about $100 million, is intended to be a centerpiece in the city’s Core to Shore development plan just north of the Oklahoma River. It will also serve as a gateway to sites such as a new, 70-acre Scissortail Park and convention center being built under the MAPS 3 sales tax issue... FULL ARTICLE

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