At a glance: Oklahoma City Boulevard

Oklahoma City Boulevard at a glance
Oklahoman Published: July 16, 2012

• 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.


by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's Metropolitan...
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