Street Rehab Project To Include First Tulsa 'Roundabout'


Thursday, March 24th 2011, 12:21 pm
By: News On 6


NewsOn6.com

TULSA, Oklahoma -- A three-intersection project will include the city's first "modern roundabout" as well as streetscape features like bike racks and benches, decorative sidewalks and cast-iron bollards, according to a release from Mayor Dewey Bartlett.

Construction began this week on the $2.6 million street improvement and waterline replacement project that includes three intersections: Peoria and 11th Street, Peoria and Sixth Street and Elgin and 10th Street.

"The street improvement at 10th Street and Elgin Avenue will be reconstructed as the first modern roundabout in Tulsa," the mayor said in a release.

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"A roundabout is larger than a traffic circle, such as at Fifth and Main streets; but smaller than a rotary, such as at Admiral Place and Mingo Road. Artwork is planned for the center island of the roundabout."

The project is underway now at 11th Street and Peoria Avenue.

This three-intersection project also includes burying some utility lines and installation of streetscape features including:

  • Decorative sidewalks and crosswalks
  • LED street lighting
  • Cast-iron bollards
  • Bike racks and benches at Sixth and Peoria
  • On-street parking on Peoria Avenue between Sixth Street and 11th Street
  • Centennial Clock at Centennial Park near Sixth Street and Peoria Avenue