Construction Begins on Riverside Parkway Between 68th Street and 71st Street
TULSA, Okla. – Construction has begun for adding a southbound lane to ease traffic congestion on Riverside Parkway between 68th Street and 71st Street. The project also includes traffic signal improvements and addition of wheelchair ramps at the intersections of 68th Street and 71st Street with Riverside Parkway.
Because a lane will be added to only one side of the road, construction will involve minimal lane closures affecting traffic. During most of the construction, motorists will have the same number of lanes available as before the project began. Completion of the project is scheduled for February 2011.
For the first three weeks of construction, work will occur entirely in the west shoulder of the road. Then for the next four weeks, the curved, auxiliary right-turn lane from southbound Riverside to 71st Street will be closed. Motorists will still be able to turn right at the intersection to go west on 71st Street. For the remaining construction time, the auxiliary right-turn lane will be reopened, and work will continue to the north on the west shoulder of the road.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has contracted with Keystone Services Inc. for this $373,341 project. Construction funding has been received through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. This project was first approved by Tulsa voters for funding from the 2006 Third Penny Sales Tax.
Information about Tulsa street projects is available on the City of Tulsa website “road closures” map – http://www.cityoftulsa.org/road-closure-map/map.aspx or on www.fixourstreetslive.com.