(BROKEN ARROW) – Hillside Drive, by Bass Pro Shop, will be complete on Monday and will open after a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 a.m.
City leaders say completion of this critical stretch of road will allow traffic to run parallel to the Broken Arrow Expressway from Albany (61st Street) to County Line Road (193rd East Avenue). It will also increase access to businesses located at Albany and Elm and connect them to the businesses located at Kenosha (71st Street) and 9th Street (Lynn Lane). See attached map for reference.
“The opening of Hillside Drive has been a long anticipated event,” said Councilor Johnnie Parks. “This project will make getting around Broken Arrow even easier and more convenient for drivers. The new Sprouts grocery store will also open for business soon, so the completion of this roadway couldn’t come at a better time.”
The road could also help attract more retail growth in the area. The new roadway will also accommodate increased traffic that will result from the future Conference/Convention Center.
Construction began in spring 2012. Total project cost is $1,743,771. Funding came from 2008 General Obligation bonds.