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EST IS SELECTED FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT FOR THE LATEST “DRIVING FORWARD” INITIATIVE FROM THE OKLAHOMA TURNPIKE AUTHORITY – THE GILCREASE EXPRESSWAY IN TULSA

The $892 million turnpike initiative allows for Oklahoma to remain in the forefront of national transportation planning and to proactively address the issues of safety, jobs and commerce in Oklahoma.

EST, along with partners from CEC and Freese & Nichols, was selected for Construction Management of the Gilcrease Turnpike between I-44 & US-412 in Tulsa.  The Gilcrease Expressway project represents one of the largest and most challenging construction contracts in the history of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA).  To meet these challenges and to ensure success, EST assembled a Construction Management team comprised of the most talented and experienced transportation professionals in Oklahoma and was selected by the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority for this project on August 20, 2018.

The project will begin where the existing Gilcrease Expressway connects to I-44 just south of W. 51st Street South and will extend North approximately 5 miles to Edison Street, just north of US-412. The project will construct a new four-lane highway. The two directions of traffic will be separated by a 48-foot center median with safety cable barrier. Interchange access will be provided at W. 51st Street, W. 41st Street, W. 21st Street, and US-412. The project also includes a 10-foot-wide multi-use trail that will begin at W. 51st Street and connect to the existing Katy Trail on the north side of the Arkansas River. Highway lighting will be provided for the entire length of the project. This new facility will provide expressway access to the west sides of Tulsa and across the Arkansas River and connects commuters from Sand Springs to South Tulsa.