The 17th Street and Southwest Boulevard intersection is a key access point to I-244 in west Tulsa. Much of the traffic is trucks traveling between the expressway and various industries in the area. Trucks traveling northbound on Southwest Boulevard have a challenging drive to access eastbound I-244, as they must make a left turn onto 17th Street and then a sharp right turn onto the eastbound I-244 entrance ramp. The intersection is four lanes on each approach, with left-turn lanes on Southwest Boulevard. In the background are the I-244/U.S. 75 Arkansas River bridges. The highway signs advise motorists of the Inner Dispersal Loop's Southwest Interchange, which is just around the bend. Photo taken January 1986.
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