TULSA - Tulsa drivers will have no orange barrels to dodge on one of the city's busiest roads by 3:00 Friday afternoon.
KRMG has confirmed that the main work on W. 71st Street from the Arkansas River Bridge to Highway 75 is done.
Contractors had hoped to pick up the barrels and cones early Friday, but the epoxy on the freshly-striped road had not dried completely because of the cold temperatures overnight.
We were able to contact a supervisor, Randy Candy, early Friday, who confirmed that they will have the barrels out of the way as soon as striping work is complete.
J.B. Alexander, the inspector for the project, said they had 80% of the striping work done by Thursday, and felt confident the job would get done on schedule Friday.
He says there will still be lane closures on and off for a while as they continue to do more work on sidewalks and other projects alongside the road.
The project began in January, and was funded by money approved by voters in 2008.