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Progress continues on Oklahoma City Boulevard

Aerial drone photo. Looking northeast at downtown with BOK Park Building and Devon Energy Tower in foreground. Photo by David Morris, The Oklahoman
Aerial drone photo. Looking northeast at downtown with BOK Park Building and Devon Energy Tower in foreground. Photo by David Morris, The Oklahoman

A new one-block section of Oklahoma City Boulevard between Hudson and Walker avenues is now open to traffic, state transportation officials announced Friday.

Oklahoma City Boulevard is a ground level, four-lane divided boulevard that is being built to provide convenient access between the realigned Interstate 40 and downtown Oklahoma City.

Touted as the new gateway to downtown Oklahoma City, the boulevard is being built in segments along what was once the pathway of an elevated portion of Interstate 40 known as the Crosstown Expressway. The expressway was abandoned in 2012 and later removed.

The final segment of Oklahoma City Boulevard is expected to be completed in mid-2019.

Randy Ellis

For the past 30 years, staff writer Randy Ellis has exposed public corruption and government mismanagement in news articles. Ellis has investigated problems in Oklahoma's higher education institutions and wrote stories that ultimately led to two... Read more ›

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