Construction On Tulsa's I-244 Bridge Project Set To Begin

Monday, April 11th 2011, 3:23 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Construction on a multi-modal bridge that will carry I-244 traffic across the Arkansas River is about to begin.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Friday, April 15, 2011 at the corner of Southwest Boulevard and Riverside Drive.

The $78 million project will incorporate highway lanes on the top side, with two dedicated future rail lines and an area for bicycle and pedestrian traffic underneath.

A $50 million federal grant, awarded in 2009, will help pay for the project.

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