Vision 2025 Project: Route 66 Historical Markers Installation in Progress
This article was archived on 11/16/2019
Installation of Route 66 Historical Markers at 29 Tulsa locations has begun. Work is progressing from east to west.
This Vision 2025 project is scheduled for completion in two to three weeks. The signs feature tourist-oriented narratives and historical photos.
Vision 2025 was a Tulsa County sales tax from 2004 through 2016 that provided for regional economic development and capital improvements. Vision 2025 included $15 million for projects on Route 66 in Tulsa. Beginning in 2017, the Vision Tulsa sales tax was an extension of Vision 2025 within the city limits of Tulsa.
The City of Tulsa has contracted with Hoffer & Waska, LLC for $30,550 for design of the Route 66 Historical Markers, and EMG One, LLC for the $80,619 fabrication and installation.
Some of the locations where the historical markers are being placed include the following:
- Route 66 Eastern Gateway on East 11th Street near South Garnett Road
- Rose Bowl, 7419 E. 11th St.
- Bama Pie Company, 2745 E. 11th St.
- Casa Loma Hotel (now the Campbell Hotel), 2636 E. 11th St.
- Tulsa Monument Company, 1735 E. 11th St.
- Warehouse Market, 925 S. Elgin Ave.
- 10th Street and Main Street
- Cathedral Square, 22 W. 10th St.
- Blue Dome District, East Second Street and South Elgin Avenue
- McIntyre Airport, East Admiral Place and Sheridan Road
- Cyrus Avery, East Admiral Place and Yale Avenue
- Admiral Place, East Admiral Place and Harvard Avenue
- Whittier Square, East Admiral Place and Lewis Avenue
- Route 66 Village, 3770 Southwest Blvd.
- Red Fork, Southwest Boulevard near South 25th West Avenue
- Crystal City, 4261 Southwest Blvd., near the Route 66 Western Gateway