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Turnpike official seeks details on Gilcrease

Turnpike official seeks details on Gilcrease

Tulsa World

The expressway may become a toll road on part of the proposed sections.

By KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer

Published: 5/9/2010 2:24 AM
Last Modified: 5/9/2010 6:06 AM

Less than a month ago, Gov. Brad Henry signed into law legislation authorizing the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority to study the feasibility of making some or all of the unfinished portions of the Gilcrease Expressway into a toll road.

Now comes the hard part — getting it done.

Tim Stewart, the Turnpike Authority's deputy director, said the first thing that has to be determined is what sections of the unfinished roadway should be included in the study.

"We have to understand what they (the city of Tulsa) have done so far," Stewart said. "We don't want to repeat efforts and spend money where it's not needed."

The legislation authorizes OTA to study a nearly 12-mile stretch from the L.L. Tisdale Expressway to Interstate 44 at approximately 51st Street South that crosses the Arkansas River near 57th West Avenue... FULL ARTICLE

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