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Road project on 71st Street surprises drivers who thought it was complete
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Road project on 71st Street surprises drivers who thought it was complete

Road project on 71st Street surprises drivers who thought it was complete
Photo Credit: Russell Mills

Road project on 71st Street surprises drivers who thought it was complete

Drivers will once again have to negotiate closed lanes and orange barrels on a very busy Tulsa road, West 71st Street from the Arkansas River to Highway 75.

Workers suspended the road rehabilitation project in November of last year to allow easier access to the Tulsa Hills shopping district during the holidays.

Now, they're picking back up where they left off, meaning that beginning Tuesday, 71st Street will be down to one lane in each direction until April.

Lara Weber with the City of Tulsa says on average, about 36,000 vehicles a day drive that stretch of road.

The $2.9 million project is part of the Fix Our Streets general obligation bond issue passed by voters in 2008.

During the last couple of months, contractors did continue to work on sidewalks along that stretch of road.

The work on the street rehabilitation is expected to last until April.

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