Gilcrease Expressway


Photo Courtesy of Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma


Construction Hotline: 1-888-312-2151

Working Group Project Update


  • 5 miles

  • New road construction

  • This project connects L.L. Tisdale to I-44 and completes the Western loop around the Tulsa metro area. It will help relieve urban traffic congestion during peak periods. It will also provide a new and more direct route to city attractions and points of interest in the Tulsa urban core. The project involves a funding partnership between the OTA, City of Tulsa, Tulsa County, Indian Nations Council of Governments, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, federal government and private investors.


  • AECOM Energy and Construction / Duit Construction

  • Manhattan Road and Bridge / Sherwood Construction


The Gilcrease Expressway, Tulsa County Grade, Drainage, Bridge and Surface Plan Sheets are now available for review on the Pikepass website. Follow the link to view these documents on the second page labeled GCT-2500. Click View within the Plan Sheets column.

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May 2020

TIFIA Loan Approved

May 9, 2019

Public meeting held in Tulsa to discuss project specifics.

June 28, 2018

The media is invited to a working group meeting for the Gilcrease Expressway project. This working group meeting will be for key parties to update their involvement in the project. Representatives from the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will be on hand for interviews.

February 15, 2018

Public meeting to be held at Chandler Park at 6 p.m. to gather input about the project.

March 28, 2017

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority's board approves the resolution to fund the Gilcrease Expressway extension through a partnership with the City of Tulsa, Tulsa County, Indian Nations Council of Governments, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, the federal government and private investors. The 5-mile, four-lane roadway will include an adjacent multi-use trail and feature 22 bridges.

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