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OKC Boulevard Meeting
CITY, OK-- Hundreds gathered at the Bricktown Events Center Monday night to
discuss the future of Oklahoma City Boulevard.
alternatives tonight provide a set of options, ones that don't propose a
bridge," said Eric Wenger, Director of Public Works for the City of
boulevard replaces the old I-40. City officials drafted new plans for the
boulevard after many concerned citizens expressed opposition toward previously
proposed bridges on Western Avenue, Classen Boulevard, and Reno Avenue.
city of Oklahoma City and ODOT heard the community loud and clear at the last
meeting," Wenger explained.
officials introduced four plans that keep most of Oklahoma City Boulevard close
to the ground and eliminates most bridges. One plan includes a
roundabout, another includes an at-grade intersection on Western Avenue in
place of a bridge. The last two plans still include bridges on Western
think the citizens are by and large against that option," said Jerry Hayes,
a concerned citizen.
says he wants to keep all of Oklahoma City Boulevard stay on the ground. He
believes eliminating bridges will encourage more growth downtown.
you're up high over something, you're not going to want to stop and check out
what might be down below," said Hayes.
Parrot agrees with Hayes, he believes getting rid of overpasses will help bring
more business to the area.
should be allowed to flourish, and encouraged to flourish," said Parrot.
officials say they will take public comments on Oklahoma City Boulevard until
December 17. Anyone with concerns can submit comments online at okc.gov or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: Monday, December 3 2012, 09:40 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tulsa agencies assisting in Moore recovery
May 22, 2013 07:50 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The city of Tulsa is sending a contingent of workers to help with the recovery in Moore, including its coordinator for grants.
The city said Tuesday that the Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency deputy director and the city's finance and grants coordinator are helping with communication efforts.
At the request of emergency managers, the city sent an urban search and rescue team to help with the search at Plaza Towers Elementary School, which collapsed in the tornado.
The Tulsa police sent an incident management team to assist as needed at Moore.
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