- Briefing Room
|Project Sponsor / Borrower||
Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
The Gilcrease Expressway West is a future five-mile, four-lane toll highway extending north from the junction of I-44 and I-244 in West Tulsa to US 412 in Tulsa. The expressway will complete a western loop around the Tulsa metro area and will feature bridges, including two (one for each direction of traffic) over the Arkansas River, as well as interchanges with W 51st, W 41st and W 21st Streets in East Tulsa and with US 412 in Tulsa. The project also includes a parallel 10-foot-wide, multi-use trail between W 51st Street and Katy Trail, just south of US 412. The project is intended to relieve congestion during peak periods and provide a new and more direct route to attractions in central Tulsa. The project is part of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority's Driving Forward program, which involves major turnpike expansions in six corridors.
The original plans for the orbital Gilcrease Expressway date from the 1950s. While the Gilcrease Expressway will be built and maintained to Oklahoma Turnpike Authority standards, the project will not be part of the Authority's statewide network of toll roads because it is being funded by several different entities.
Estimated $330-340 million
|Project Delivery / Contract Method||
The preliminary Build-finance structure is subject to the Technical and Financial Requirements included in the Request for Proposals. A separate consultant team is producing a 100% design.
Not yet selected
|Project Advisors / Consultants||
To Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
To be determined
|Duration / Status||
Request for Qualifications issued June 22, 2018
Four Qualifications submittals received August 22, 2018
Three proponents shortlisted September 25, 2018
The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority is interested in pursuing a TIFIA loan that would be used to take out short-term financing provided by a private sector development partner.
|Related Links / Articles||
Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Project Website
Gene Wyckoff, PMP, PE