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Tulsa County's Roughest Roads Getting Second Look

Posted at 6:41 PM, Feb 26, 2020

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. — Tulsa County's roughest roads are getting a long look by the county engineer, and could get the attention they desperately need.

For the next few weeks, the county will be using a specialized truck to scan all 700 miles of county road, according to a Tulsa County official. The data will be used to prioritize projects for a road maintenance plan.

The county is expected to have a plan in place by the end of spring, and plans on starting projects shortly after.

"That's a lot of roads to address and look at with not a giant amount of funding," said Devin Egan, Tulsa County Communications Manager. "It's rough because with the weather we have when it's hot, cold, hot, cold, it just continually ravages our roads."

Jane Wofford lives off 41st street and Coyote Trail, which she says has needed attention for years.

"It is going to knock the front end off somebody's car if they don't hurry up and do something," Wofford said.

The good news: an overhaul is on the way.

Three miles of road getting attention - a full surface rehabilitation planned between S 137th West Ave and Coyote Trail.

That includes extending the lanes to 12', adding six-foot shoulders, and making "significant" improvements to the intersection at 41st and Coyote Trail, with potential for a center turn lane.

The project is still in the design phase, so there's no timetable for completion just yet.

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