TULSA, Okla. - Nearly 3 million of your tax dollars are on display on Route 66.
A ribbon-cutting was held at the Route 66th Cultural Crossroads at 11th and Yale today.
City and county leaders say the streetscape project will bring in the tourists.
“The City of Tulsa and Tulsa County both celebrate this Route 66 enhancement and intersection improvement made possible through Vision 2025, approved by voters one decade ago, and through the 2008 Fix Our Streets bond issue,” said Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett Jr. “Route 66 is not just part of our past. In Tulsa, we value the cultural heritage we have in Route 66, and we continue to promote Route 66 for current economic development.”
The “Cultural Crossroads” features a concrete Route 66 shield embedded in the intersection, concrete emblems noting the eight states through which Route 66 passes, a Centennial Clock, and plaques describing the cultural development around the intersection.
Other streetscape elements include stamped concrete on the corners, decorative fencing, benches, trees and shrubs.
Funding for the Route 66 features at the intersection came from Vision 2025, a Scenic Byways grant from the Federal Highway Administration, and the 2008 General Obligation Bond Issue.