SkyNews 6 Video: Progress On Gilcrease Expressway Extension Project

Wednesday, October 13th 2021, 5:17 pm

TULSA, Oklahoma -

Construction crews are making progress on the Gilcrease Expressway extension that will connect Highway 412 with I-44.

News On 6 has been following this project for a few years now and has seen major progress over that time. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority said the five-mile stretch is expected to relieve congestion during peak travel times from Interstate 244 and Highway 97.

The Gilcrease Expressway Extension will connect Highway 412 and, ultimately, the Tisdale with I-44 on the west side of town.

The bridge being built over the Arkansas River will cross at 57th West Avenue, and this project will cost around $330 million.

The project was started late in 2019 and Turnpike Authority Leaders expect the highway to be open by November of 2022.