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Construction on 'Route 66 Rising' sculpture to begin next week in Tulsa

Posted: 3:06 PM, Nov 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-19 21:06:31Z
Construction on Route 66 sculpture to begin
Construction on Route 66 sculpture to begin

TULSA -- Construction on a "Route 66 Rising" sculpture is set to begin next week at the Avery Traffic Circle at East Admiral Place and Mingo Road.

The project, which is a part of Vision 2025, will take about two weeks to complete.

The sculpture will be about 70 feet wide and 30 feet high. The budget for the project is $655,000. 

Vision 2025 was a sales tax collected ion Tulsa County from 2004 to 2016. Vision 2025 included $15 million for projects on Route 66 in Tulsa.

The intersection of Admiral Place and Mingo Road has been named the Avery Traffic Circle to honor Cyrus Stevens Avery, the "Father of Route 66."

Avery Traffic Circle is the former site of Cyrus Avery's tourist court, which consisted of an auto service and gas station, the Old English Inn and tourist cabins. 

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