City of Tulsa and Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Move Forward with
Gilcrease Expressway Extension
The Gilcrease Expressway extension is one of six individual
projects within the Driving Forward program announced by Governor
Fallin in October 2015. The Driving Forward transportation
initiative came about as a result of the need for greater public
safety on Oklahoma's roadways.
New Route 66 Artwork
New artwork in Howard Park, 2510 Southwest Boulevard, was
dedicated on Feb. 15 and is Tulsa's newest Vision 2025 project.
Entitled Route 66 #1, Route 66 #2, and Route 66 #3, the
sculpture consists of three Indiana limestone monoliths with themes
to celebrate Tulsa's history during the era of Route 66. Each
monolith has its own theme: Transportation, Industry/Native
American, and Art Deco/Cultural.
African-American Affairs Commission
District 1 City Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper and Mayor G.T.
Bynum announced today that an ordinance will be
sent to the Tulsa City Council to create the Greater Tulsa Area
African-American Affairs Commission.
The Commission will serve in an advisory and advocacy capacity
to City and County officials to encourage and promote unity,
purpose and understanding among the African-American population of
the greater Tulsa area.
Vison Tulsa Timeline Announced
The Tulsa City Council and Mayor G.T. Bynum and
the announced the funding timeline for the historic Vision
Tulsa economic development projects, with more than 80 percent of
the 37 projects funded completely within the first five years. Four
additional projects would receive annual appropriations from the
As a result of the work City staff has done to time bond issues for
advance funding, the City will be able to fund 80 percent of the
projects within the first five years, allowing the City to benefit
from the economic impact and growth they'll generate.
Wednesday, March 22 - Next Regular Council Meeting
This regular meeting will begin at
6 p.m. in the Council Chamber on the second floor of City
Hall, 175 E. 2nd St.
Saturday, April 1 - Community Services Fair
Come out to the first Community Services Fair on Saturday, April
1st, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at East Central High School
located on 11th street east of Garnett.
You can meet with groups to help plan children's summer
activities, answer questions about city and county services, and
provide information about other services available to you and your
Experts from Meals on Wheels, the Mental Health Association,
City of Tulsa Parks and Working in Neighborhoods, Tulsa Job Corps
and more will be on hand.
Saturday, May 27 - PatriotFest
Motorcycle/Car Show, bands and entertainment, food trucks,
vendors, military displays and free KidZone. Festival grounds are
the Route 66 Historical Village (3770 Southwest Blvd., Tulsa - Old
Route 66). The car show will be preceded by a Car/Motorcycle Cruise
along Tulsa's stretch of Historic Route 66. All
Proceeds benefit Folds of Honor and other local military/veteran
More information: rt66patriotfest.com