Tulsa County crews resurfacing Avery Drive may push their work a little further by repairing the city’s portion of the roadway.

That’s if Sand Springs city councilors Monday approve an agreement that would have the city buying the materials needed for the work. County crews would then do the work, said District Two County Commissioner Karen Keith.

Councilors will vote on an authorization to spend up to $35,000 for the materials – about 800 tons of asphalt – needed.

Keith said the cooperative work on the repair was proposed by County Engineer Tom Rains.

County crews closed the drive, which connects Sand Springs and west Tulsa, June 13 to begin repairs, Keith said.

The $500,000 project included milling down the surface, overlaying with asphalt and some other work such as guardrail replacement on the county’s section of the road.

The proposal, if approved, would extend the resurfacing to include the city’s stretch, which is roughly 1,400 feet from about Highway 97 east to the Highway 51 intersection, according to city memos.

The city’s expenditure would be from the street improvement fund portion of the city budget, the memo said.


By Dustin Hughes of the Sand Springs Leader

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