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Blue Dome Pedestrian Lighting Project to Begin Aug. 18

This article was archived on 8/16/2017

A project to replace and add pedestrian lights along 16 blocks in the downtown Blue Dome District is scheduled to begin Friday, Aug. 18. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2018.

“The lights will serve to better identify the Blue Dome District, as well as represent the historic Blue Dome, which gives the district its name,” said Tom Baker, Downtown Coordinating Council Manager.

The project consists of work along the following streets:

  • First, Second and Third streets between South Detroit Avenue and South Greenwood Avenue
  • South Detroit Avenue between First Street and Third Street
  • South Elgin Avenue and South Greenwood Avenue, from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad tracks north of First Street to Third Street
  • South Frankfort Avenue between Second Street and Third Street

During this project, on-street parking will be unavailable in the immediate area where work is occurring. When the contractor is working along Greenwood Avenue, the outside lanes will be closed. Access to all businesses will be maintained throughout the project.

The City of Tulsa has contracted with Crossland Heavy Contractors for this $1,090,000 project funded by the Blue Dome Tax Increment Financing District. A tax increment financing district uses sales tax generated in a specific area to construct improvement projects for that area.