81st Street Widening Underway in Union District

Courtesy Phil Lakin,
Tulsa City Council District 8

A street widening project on East 81st Street between South Sheridan Road and South Memorial Drive began in July and is progressing. The project also includes concrete pavement replacement at the intersection of 81st Street and Memorial Drive. Traffic is limited to one lane in each direction in the work area at various times during the project.

Access to all businesses is maintained and marked with blue “Business Access” signs. Drivers are encouraged not to avoid construction areas, but to support the area businesses throughout the construction project.

This project consists of widening 81st Street from two lanes to five lanes – two eastbound lanes, two westbound lanes and a center left-turn lane. The project also includes replacement of a 12-inch waterline, sidewalks on both sides, bike lanes and stormwater drainage improvements including a new bridge over Little Haikey Creek.

The City of Tulsa has contracted with Becco Contractors Inc. for this $13.8 million Improve Our Tulsa project. Completion of the project is scheduled for fall 2022.

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