Five-Year Streets Plan Receives Endorsement From Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police

Plan will provide millions in Tulsa street improvements

The Office of the Mayor and Tulsa City Council members announced today that Tulsa's Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) has endorsed the five-year, $451.6 million comprehensive street improvements plan to be voted on Nov. 4.

"Safe streets are an important part of any city’s overall approach to public safety," said Steve Dickson, president of FOP Lodge 93. "We have to do it the right way, balancing the need to address Tulsa's long-standing street problems with a reasonable approach to funding those repairs."

The streets plan, which will provide maintenance and rehabilitation for Tulsa’s streets and bridges and some work on sidewalks, trails and railroad crossings, is based on citizen input from town hall meetings this summer.

Project funding will be distributed among Tulsa’s nine council districts according to need or pavement condition. Each district will receive at least 8.2 percent of the total, with project funding directed to city streets that need it most. If the five-year streets plan is approved, some street projects will begin construction in summer of 2009.