TULSA - The third and final phase of a Gilcrease Expressway road improvement project is now complete, offering drivers more highway access to northwest Tulsa.
The city of Tulsa, in its announcement made Thursday, said the more than two-mile stretch between the L.L. Tisdale Parkway and North 41st West Avenue reopened in December after nearly a year-and-a-half of new pavement work.
The $7.8 million project created a two-lane highway on a four-lane right-of-way making room for any future widening.
Opening soon will be North Osage Drive between Apache Street and 36th Street North closed during the construction.
The first two phases of the project were completed in October last year after the Oklahoma Department of Transportation contracted with three contractors for $13.1 million to complete the grading and drainage work.
The work included the installation of a traffic signal at the Gilcrease Expressway/Tisdale Parkway interchange and new pavement at the Osage Drive/Gilcrease Expressway.
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