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At a glance: Oklahoma City Boulevard

Oklahoma City Boulevard at a glance
Oklahoman Published: July 16, 2012
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• The boulevard will drop seven feet as it approaches E.K. Gaylord Boulevard so that the street can be built under the existing Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railway viaduct.

• The road is set to return to grade by Oklahoma Avenue. If the city cannot acquire right of way from owners of the U-Haul storage building, the boulevard's access to Bricktown will consist of a wishbone-like rerouting of Compress Avenue around the west side of the U-Haul building. The Compress option would result in a more abrupt drop in grade for the boulevard as it goes under the railway viaduct.

• The boulevard still heading east will continue at grade from either Compress or Oklahoma Avenues until it passes the Harkins Theater and Toby Keith's I Love this Bar and Grill. The road is set to then be elevated until it re-connects with the Interstate 40/Interstate 35 junction.

STEVE LACKMEYER, BUSINESS WRITER