Gilcrease Expressway

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Gilcrease Expressway
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 10.5 mi[1] (16.9 km)
Component
highways:
SH-11 (US-75 to I-244)
Major junctions
CCW end: I‑44 / I‑244 in Tulsa
 

US-64 / US-412 / SH-51 near Sand Springs (future)
L.L. Tisdale Parkway in Tulsa

US-75 / SH-11 in Tulsa
CW end: I‑244 / US-412 in Tulsa
Highway system

The Gilcrease Expressway is a highway in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States. It is part of the county's long-term plan to complete an outer highway loop around Tulsa's central business district. The highway will connect Interstate 44 in West Tulsa to Interstate 244 near the Tulsa International Airport.

Route description[edit]

Currently, the portion of freeway open to traffic is the section between the L.L. Tisdale Parkway and Interstate 244. From US-75 to I-244/US-412, the Gilcrease carries the easternmost part of State Highway 11. The currently existing freeway serves Tulsa International Airport and surrounding areas.

Additionally, the Gilcrease Expressway Extension has been constructed. It is a 1-mile (1.6 km) stretch of two-lane road. The extension currently runs from W. 51st St. to W. 41st St. at the 5600 block in West Tulsa. The Extension connects the community of Berryhill and the recent developments along W. 41st St. to Interstate 44.

Future[edit]

The next portion of the Gilcrease Expressway to be constructed is the segment between the L.L. Tisdale Parkway and Edison Street in West Tulsa.[2]

Many homes have been removed along S. 57th W. Ave. between W. 26th St. and W. 21st St. Plans include construction of a bridge over the Arkansas River, connecting Sand Springs and Berryhill.

$88 million of a $918.7 million tax increase will be put forward to the expressway's extension.[3]

Proposed turnpike[edit]

Due to limited funds for new roadways in Oklahoma, the mostly likely method for completion of the Gilcrease Expressway is as a turnpike. In 2010 the Oklahoma Legislature authorized the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority to study the construction of a turnpike. The cost of the turnpike is estimated at $373 million for the final 6.7 miles (10.8 km) of the expressway.[4]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Tulsa, Tulsa County.

Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 North 41st West Avenue At-grade intersection
1.8 2.9 Osage Avenue At-grade intersection
2.2 3.5 L.L. Tisdale Parkway At-grade intersection
2.7 4.3 Dual carriageway begins
3.5 5.6 Peoria Avenue, Mohawk Boulevard
4.4 7.1 Lewis Avenue
5.0 8.0 US-75 / SH-11 west – Okmulgee, Downtown Tulsa, Bartlesville Western terminus of SH-11 concurrency
5.6 9.0 Harvard Avenue
6.5 10.5 Yale Avenue
7.5 12.1 Apache Street, Sheridan Road Signed solely as Sheridan Road westbound
8.5 13.7 Virgin Street – Airport Terminal Signed solely as Airport Terminal eastbound
9.1 14.6 Memorial Road Signed as Pine Street westbound
9.9 15.9 I‑244 west / US-412 west – Downtown
10.5 16.9 SH-11 ends
I‑244 / US-412 continue east towards Joplin
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing