Tulsa's downtown roads improving with new city strategy
BY OMER GILLHAM World Staff Writer
Saturday, February 05, 2011
City officials have modified their plan to clear downtown Tulsa streets because the original plan of loading up the snow and transporting it to a dump site proved too time consuming, said Paul Strizek, with the city of Tulsa.
Strizek said today that city workers are piling up the snow along the streets to free up downtown roads for workers and business needing access during the work week.
“By the time we loaded it up and moved it to the OctoberFest site, it could take 40 minutes per trip and the streets were not getting cleared fast enough,” Strizek said. “We are now piling it up to get the main downtown streets cleared for traffic.”
Strizek said that most of the heavily traveled streets within the Interdisperal Loop have been cleared for traffic but parking lanes on both sides of the street remain covered in snow.