Starting Thursday, a large construction project will begin on 71st Street between Mingo and South Memorial that is expected to last until spring 2022.
The $2.2 million project begins on Thursday as part of the “Improve Our Tulsa” initiative and is likely set to continue through next spring as the City of Tulsa works on replacing sections of concrete that are broken or cracked. Road work will begin on the Mingo side of 71st and move towards Memorial.
71st street will go down to one lane in each direction with left turns restricted in some areas. The open lanes will change over the course of the next year so the city is asking people to stay extra alert as they drive through the area.
The project does include the 71st and Memorial intersection near Woodland Hills Mall, but the city said they plan on halting construction in November and December during the height of the holiday shopping season. They will continue construction again in January.
You will see a lot of blue signs with the words “business access” on them, those are the markers to show how to get to the area you are trying to go in a safe way.
The city is asking that instead of avoiding those construction areas, frequent those businesses in that area safely instead so you can support them during this time.