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Road work starts on busy 71st Street

Posted at 5:51 AM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 06:53:03-04

TULSA — TULSA - Tulsa is adding more orange cones to parts of South Tulsa as the city looks to spruce up intersections on East 71st Street.

The one month project started at E. 71st and South Memorial Drive and will end at U.S. 169.

The project is set to replace pavement markings which include crosswalks, lane lines, stop bars and turn arrows along E. 71st Street.

The city said they’re trying to correct major intersections on a six year cycle after receiving funding through division transportation tax.

There will be periodic lane closures during the project.

The city said they hope to reduce the amount of traffic back-up by working through the night hours from 6 P.M. until 10 A.M.

“The traffic is so heavy down there on 71st street that that kind of stripping at night time because there’s less traffic and less chance of people driving through it,” said City Traffic Engineer Kurt Kraft.

The project is expected to be complete by November 1, if the weather cooperates.

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