Roundabout Planned For Construction In Oklahoma City Boulevard

7 Aug

A new piece of iconic art is being planned for construction for the new Oklahoma City Boulevard. A roundabout, or a traffic circle will possibly be included in the plans for the new boulevard in place of the old Interstate 40 Crosstown Expressway Bridge.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will be closing I-40 after the completion of the new Interstate 40 Crosstown Expressway this year to give way to the construction of the city’s new boulevard. The expected completion of the new boulevard is set for 2014.

The arts and cultural organizations in the city believed that the location of the new boulevard will be a prime spot for a possible iconic piece of public art. It is ideal in that it is the spot that bridges the urban core between the downtown area and the river. This will become a major gateway for the traffic that goes toward the downtown area upon completion.

If the plan for a roundabout in the new boulevard is successfully pushed through, as well as approval for the art project, it will serve as a major iconic public piece that will enhance the growth in the arts community of the city similar to the Skydance Bridge and the Devon Tower. It will also be a major investment in the culture of the city as well as will serve as a significant tourist attraction for Oklahoma City.

Though the construction budget for the roundabout is still an issue of debate within the city budget, the arts community believes that a public and private agreement will take place to support the construction.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent





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