Pedestrian Lighting Added to Blue Dome
A project to replace and add pedestrian lights along 16 blocks in the downtown Blue Dome District began in August and is expected to be complete in summer 2018.
“The lights will serve to better identify the Blue Dome District, as well as represent the historic Blue Dome, which gives the district its name,” says Tom Baker, Downtown Coordinating Council manager.
The project consists of work along the following streets:
? First, Second and Third streets between Detroit Avenue and Greenwood Avenue;
? Detroit Avenue between First Street and Third Street;
? Elgin Avenue and Greenwood Avenue, from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad tracks (north of First Street) to Third Street; and
? South Frankfort Avenue between Second Street and Third Street.
Throughout the project, on-street parking will be unavailable in areas where installation is occurring. Access to all businesses will be maintained throughout the project.
The City of Tulsa contracted with Crossland Heavy Contractors for the over $1 million project, funded by the Blue Dome Tax Increment Financing District. A tax increment financing district uses sales tax generated in a specific area to construct improvement projects for that area.