Date: Aug. 10, 2020
Contact: Lara Weber Communications Officer, (918) 596-7804
15th Street Open to Two-Way Traffic between Utica Avenue and Peoria Avenue; Street Rehabilitation Project Complete
East 15th Street between South Utica Avenue and South Peoria Avenue is open to two-way traffic today, with the return of on-street parking. The street rehabilitation project on 15th Street between Lewis Avenue and Peoria Avenue has been completed ahead of the scheduled October completion date.
“For years, Cherry Street had the local businesses, the restaurants, and the fun, but it didn’t have the best infrastructure to help realize its incredible potential,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “With a lot of diligence, it now has that infrastructure in place, and remarkably, it was accomplished ahead of schedule. I want to thank Tulsa voters who approved this project through the Improve Our Tulsa sales tax package and for the crews who worked through a worldwide pandemic to safely reopen this street.”
This project included the following improvements:
The City of Tulsa contracted with Crossland Heavy Contractors for this $6 million Improve Our Tulsa project.
Business access was maintained throughout the project. City street projects show how sales taxes and property taxes are funding road improvements. Tulsans are encouraged not to avoid construction areas, but to support area businesses throughout the construction project.
“In the past year, Cherry Street business owners have dealt with two major hurdles – the street project and COVID-19,” said Mike Bausch, President of the Cherry Street Business Association. “Nobody likes street projects; they affect our ability to do business and serve customers. But now Cherry Street has the update severely needed for decades and looks better than ever. Cherry Street is open and very ready to welcome everyone to this thriving area of Tulsa.”
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