From the Start

When Karen first came into office, she worked to make sure that our road and bridges funding centered on the priorities brought forth by the needs of our citizens. 

Working with the county’s engineering division they worked to improve the processes and efficiencies to stretch our road dollars to the max. 

Fighting for Tulsa County's fair share of funding

Current Projects: Status Updates

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Tulsa County maintains more than 700 miles of roads and nearly 200 bridges.  Infrastructure also includes dozens of miles of levees protecting County citizens and businesses along the Arkansas River.  Many projects are underway or funded to start in the upcoming year.  

To better prioritize funding for Tulsa County roads, In January 2020, The Board of County Commissioners approved an agreement for services with Streetscan, Inc. to perform pavement inspection and management services for Tulsa County.  

Having the ability to monitor the health of our Roads will enable County Engineering to allocate funds to make repairs and continue maintenance  based on data collection and visualization.  Streetscan services will produce a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) Report that will be integrated into the County’s GIS system for accurate and transparent tracking.

Tulsa County hard at work

Improving safety and conditions of our roads

Vision Projects

Wekiwa Road 129th W. Ave. To Shell Creek

Reconstruct roadway with new base, as needed, new asphalt surfacing, wider shoulder and guard rail replacement. Average Daily Traffic – 1,000 – 2,000.

Status: HWY District 2 has made minor improvements for upcoming Piedmontese IRONMAN triathlon.  Once the triathlon takes place, postponed to May 2021, major improvements will be completed.

Bridge on Edison East of 65th W. Ave.

Replace 17 ton bridge.  Average Daily Traffic 1,000-2,000.

Status: Working with consultant to obtain Right of Way (ROW). 

41st St. So. 129th W. Ave to 193rd W. Ave.

Four-lane, curb and gutter with storm sewer between 129th W. Ave. And 137th W. Ave. Reconstruct two lane roadway with new base and surfacing from 137th W. Ave. To 157th W. Ave., including intersection rebuild at 15th W. Ave.  Mill and overall from 157th W. Ave. To 193rd.

Status: Plans under review and Right of Way (ROW) work underway.

91st St. So. Elwood to US HWY 75

Three lane roadway with curb and gutter, storm sewer, and bridge replacement.  Average Daily Traffic 2,000-6000.

Status: Plans 60% completed.  Bridge existing structure is good.  ROW and Drainage underway.

Bridge on 209th W. Ave. N. Of 61st

Replace one lane bridge.

Status: Plans complete. ROW underway.

Levee Improvements

Improvements to 22 mile levee system.  City and Federal Funds to be utilized.

Status: Feasibility Study will be approved soon and the Corp indicated the Chief’s Report will be completed by May 1. 

Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3 million grant to Tulsa County, Oklahoma, to improve critical infrastructure needed to protect communities and businesses from flood damage. The EDA grant, which is located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Opportunity Zone, will be matched with $750,000 in local investment and is expected to retain nearly 1,560 jobs.

Design of the Arkansas River Corridor Ecosystem Restoration Plan

Completed and ready for approval by the Board of County Commissioners and signatures from the Corps of Engineers. Low-water damns: The Arkansas River Corridor Ecosystem Restoration Project (ARC) is located in northeast Oklahoma within the boundaries of Tulsa County. The ARC begins at the Keystone Dam which is located 8 miles upstream of the City of Tulsa and continues 41 miles along the Arkansas River to the Tulsa/Wagoner County Line.Of the array of alternatives analyzed in the feasibility phase, three features provided the greatest amount of habitat. The ecosystem restoration project will focus on attenuating flows of hydropower production to provide low flow conditions two days a week when there is no hydropower production. Since the USACE removal of a low water dam that was built as part of the Keystone project, flows on non-power production days are typically at levels that do not support the once vibrant aquatic ecosystem. Along with the low flow restoration, habitat will be created by restoring a wetland below the potential low water dam on Prattville Creek and by creating an island for the endangered least tern island that will have a design to withstand Keystone Dam flood releases.

Status: Awaiting signatures from Corps of Engineers followed by approval from Tulsa County Commission

Chandler Park

New Swimming Pool.

Status: Complete

Lower-Level Master Plan to guide best park use.

Status: Improvements underway.

Tulsa County HWY Funds

Tulsa County HWY Funds


61st W. Ave. Culverts

Status: County Engineer began 


33rd W. Ave. Overlay – South of 21st st.

StatusDesign Complete


145th W. Ave. Culvert – North of 61st St. S

Culvert and Bridge

Status: Complete


Inter local Agreements

Sand Springs 

Overlay of street surfaces – fall 2020


Overlay of street surfaces – pending