71st Street was closed May 1 between Kingston Avenue and Sheridan Road to allow crews to excavate the hill for the intersection widening project. According to the city of Tulsa, the hill will be excavated about 22 feet to improve the grade. Reports say that the dirt being removed from the hill will be used in building the Mingo Valley Expressway extension between 51st and 71st Streets. Photograph taken May 3, 1985.
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