31st Street Improvements

OWNER

City of Tulsa

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Completed: 2018

Construction Cost: $1.7 million

31st Street Improvements

City of Tulsa
Oklahoma

The 31st Street rehabilitation project reaches from Riverside Drive to Peoria Avenue in Tulsa. The main goal of this project was to provide effective pedestrian and bicycle access from Peoria Avenue to a new $300 million park, known as the Gathering Place, which sits at the intersection of Riverside Drive and South 31st Street. 

The existing arterial consisted of four narrow 9-foot lanes for vehicular traffic within a corridor that varied in width. The new street has been effectively narrowed to two 11-foot vehicular lanes with 5-foot wide bicycle lanes. In each direction of travel the lanes are separated by 2-foot striped safety areas. This configuration allows the sidewalk to fit immediately adjacent to the back of curb providing safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

The traffic signal at 31st Street and Peoria Avenue was reconfigured and upgraded to accommodate the new lanes. Pedestrian facilities were improved to current ADA standards and a new sidewalk was extended to Zink Park to enhance connectivity.

The many above grade utility features such as utility poles, telephone pedestals, and cable boxes provided a design challenge which required a proactive approach from our team which benefited from our relationships with local utility companies.