|One map shows the entire city and the
arterial streets which are the first priority for clearing. The
Collector Streets Map is a selection of localized maps showing the
collector streets which are the secondary priority after arterials
have been cleared.
The City of Tulsa is responsible for clearing snow and ice from
certain segments of the Tulsa expressway system and all arterial
(main) streets. Other expressway segments in Tulsa are the
responsibility of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
The goal of the program is to make expressways and arterial
streets safe and passable as soon as possible after snowfall or ice
These resources are available to attain this goal:
- 63 truck-mounted sand-salt spreaders.
- 45 truck-mounted snow plows.
- 3 motor graders for use as plows.
- Approximately 14,500 tons of salt (most single-season salt use:
8,607 tons in 2008-09)
- 170 employees (including drivers and support staff)
The spreaders are assigned to 35 specific routes totaling 1,768
lane-miles. Spreading and plowing routes are prioritized based on
traffic counts. Once the main streets are cleared and conditions
permit, selected residential streets are treated based upon traffic
You can get information on winter storm operations 24 hours a
day at 918-596-9711.