Osage SkyNews 6 Flies Over Gilcrease Expressway Extension Construction

Tuesday, April 13th 2021, 5:04 pm
By: Matt Rahn

Tulsa County, Oklahoma -

Crews are making progress on the Gilcrease Expressway Extension that will connect Highway 412 with I-44.

News On 6 has been following this project for a few years now, and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority says that the five mile stretch is expected to relieve congestion during peak travel times from Interstate 244 and Highway 97.

The Gilcrease Expressway Extension will connect Highway 412 and, ultimately, the Tisdale with I-44 on the west side of town.

The bridge being built over the Arkansas River will cross at 57th West Avenue, and this project will cost around $330 million.

The project was started late in 2019 and Turnpike Authority Leaders expect the road to be open by November of 2022.