This intersection received its "permanent" widening in 2000, which eliminated a major congestion spot on Sheridan Road. The intersection, which was funded by the 1991 sales tax, received an interim improvement in the mid 1990s to provide a left-turn lane on each approach, plus one through lane each direction and right-turn lanes for all but southbound traffic. This design remained until the intersection was widened and reconstructed in 2000 to four lanes on each approach with left- and right-turn lanes. This intersection was the first in Tulsa to feature the "doghouse" right-turn signal. The signal likely will be phased in throughout the city in the coming years. In addition to the intersection, Sheridan Road was widened to five lanes between 71st and 81st streets, which makes it five lanes (except for the hill near 61st Street where four lanes are sufficient) from the Broken Arrow Expressway to 81st Street. This project began in 2000 and was completed in 2001. Photo taken August 2003.
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