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Some Owasso residents fed up with Macy's Fulfillment Center traffic

Posted at 12:32 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 19:29:54-05

OWASSO, Okla. — Residents who live across from the Macy's Fulfillment Center in Owasso told 2 Works for You the traffic is out of control.

Destyn Lewis lived in her home on North 75th Avenue her entire life. Several years ago the Macy's Fulfillment Center opened and what was once empty land is now filled with cars.

"We definitely want jobs created for people,” Lewis said.

But Lewis said with the jobs, came problems for her and her family.

“A couple of weeks ago is when they hired their holiday season help," she said. "And that’s when we noticed the traffic really starting to pick up.”

Employees traveling southbound on Memorial are supposed to turn left at the traffic light to enter the parking lot. However, Lewis said because of the traffic backup, cars are blocking her driveway.

“The quickest way to work is to not wait in the left-hand turn lane," she said. "It’s to pull around in my driveway so that they can go straight across the intersection.”

Lewis said her driveway is damaged from all the cars. There is also trash along her fence line from the Macy's parking lot, according to Lewis. She said she has reached out to Macy's several times without any resolution.

"Hire a part-time sheriff or hire some type of security that is monitoring traffic that is keeping them off of our driveway and off of our street,” Lewis said.

In a statement, Macy’s responded to the increased traffic that Lewis is experiencing in front of her home.

Ms. Lewis was contacted by senior management at Macy’s Tulsa Distribution Center who apologized for the inconvenience this is causing. We assured her that beginning next week, Tulsa County Sheriff Office will assist with traffic. We’ve also asked our leaders to address their teams about this. Finally, we support her in contacting the police if anyone is being unsafe or damaging her property. We hope these actions will help alleviate the issue as we greatly value our neighbors.

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