Attracting Visitors

Friday, March 9th 2007, 6:25 am
By: News On 6

Broken Arrow officials in Broken Arrow hope a new driver's license testing site will bring visitors to the city. Six In The Morning reporter Carina Sonn reports there are currently two driver's license testing sites in the Tulsa area. Last year, those two sites, one in Jenks and the other in north Tulsa, were the first and third busiest in the state. That is why state officials say the area was in desperate need of another location.

The city will lease space in the Oak Crest Shopping Center at 1635 South Main in Broken Arrow. The state Department of Public Safety has approved the plan, and is now waiting for final approval from the Attorney General. $75,000 in renovations will be made before the site opens in June.

City of Broken Arrow spokesman Keith Sterling says the center is long overdue. "We're the largest suburb of Tulsa, have 100,000 people now and yet we're lacking some of these, what some people believe, are core essential services. So this kind of fits into that category, we should have a center like this."

Broken Arrow will have an informational kiosk on site and residents will also be able to drop off their utility bills.

The city plans on leasing the space in the shopping center to the state for five years. After that time, the Department of Public Safety can choose whether or not to renew the lease.