TULSA - The City of Tulsa will shut down a busy road on the south side of town for two days this week to fix guard rails.
Yale Avenue from E. 81st Street to E. 91st Street will close early Wednesday, and remain closed through Thursday.
A resident in the area, Mike Shelton, tells KRMG he's lived in the Signal Hill neighborhood for 14 years, and this is the first time he can remember the city shutting the road down completely.
Residents of that neighborhood do have another way to get in and out off of 91st Street, but it will be an inconvenience.
The guard rails on that steep and narrow stretch of road take a lot of hammering, especially during snow and ice events.
Ultimately, the city plans to lower, straighten, and widen the road.
The project, expected to cost in the neighborhood of $31 million, will be paid for by money approved by voters in the "Improve Our Tulsa" package of capital improvements last November.
However, the money has not been budgeted yet, and once the money becomes available, the project will have to be designed and then opened up to bids by contractors.
The city says it could be a couple of years before any dirt gets moved on the project.