TULSA - A Tulsa City Councilor decided to take to social media to allay fears about a new construction project on South Lewis Avenue near 26th Street.
District 9 Councilor G. T. Bynum tweeted "Work on Lewis, 21st/31st is installation of a pedestrian bridge. Soon sewer line will be replaced at 21st/Lewis. Neither are street defects."
KRMG spoke with him to ask for details on his message.
He said he's heard from several friends and constituents concerned that Lewis was about to get torn up again, when the city just completed a long and expensive road project in that area.
"People were worried that this long project was just completed, and now to see a bunch of construction equipment back there concerned a lot of folks," he told KRMG.
He explained that the project actually doesn't involve the road, but rather the sidewalk -- and the inability of pedestrians to get across the creek that flows under Lewis Avenue without having to cross the road.
The city's building a pedestrian bridge to solve that problem, and make it much safer for people to walk there.
Traffic is limited to one lane in each direction for a few blocks there, but the roadway will not have to be torn up again, he said.
His tweet also mentions an upcoming project to replace a sewer line at 21st Street and Lewis, which he says will last 60 days.
He didn't have a target date for the completion of the bridge.