Project Description:

Two gateways identify the east and west terminals of the Route 66 corridor project and provide the framework inside which the majority of the corridor revitalization was planned. The locations of the two gateways are Southwest Boulevard near 33rd West Avenue, and 11th Street east of Garnett Road.

Photo courtesy of Steve Vogt,
PSA Dewberry

The architecture combines zigzag and streamline features of the Art Deco era. This includes an LED Route 66 shield and the word “TULSA” simulating neon, extending to the center line of the road and welcoming travelers to Tulsa.

A companion piece on the opposite side of the street will thank travelers for visiting.

Summary Update:

Construction of the gateways began in October 2014.  The inbound and outbound Gateway signs have been installed, including lighting additions and bollards.  The project was complete in September 2015.

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PSA Dewberry

Claude Neon Federal Signs

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