Tulsa Officials Hammer Out Plan with OTA, ODOT to Finish Expressway Project as a Turnpike

Tulsa World reports, “City leaders will announce a plan early next month to complete the Gilcrease Expressway using a unique funding approach that includes turnpike tolls.” The report adds, “The approach being announced March 10 — while still requiring more pieces to fall into place — will be a multisource funding process to complete the loop with a turnpike and a substantially quicker timeline than current funding allows. . . . ‘It will be a turnpike,’” Deputy Mayor Michael Junk tells the newspaper. The report notes that absent the new funding, the expressway wouldn’t be completed until 2050 – 100 years after it was started.