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Tulsa highways aren't as dark as they used to be (EDITORIAL)

Tulsa highways aren't as dark as they used to be (EDITORIAL)

Tulsa World
Mar 2, 2020
Ian Maule/ Tulsa World

Things are getting a little brighter in Tulsa.

A rash of copper wire thefts left the most of the city’s highways in the dark a few years ago. Some 29 miles of wire were stolen, the Tulsa World reported in 2015. During the two-year period leading up to the winter of 2017-18, city officials estimated the number had risen to about 34 miles of copper wire.

The city’s agreement with Public Service Company of Oklahoma makes the lights along most highways the responsibility of the city.

A Tulsa World independent survey of Tulsa expressways in January and February found about 23% of expressway lights in the city were dark. (The count didn’t include portions of the Creek Turnpike in south Tulsa, which are the responsibility of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. Most highway entrance and exit ramps also weren’t reviewed.) FULL ARTICLE

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