Wednesday, October 08, 2008

A quick note for Owasso bike commuters

Tomorrow, October 9th, North Mingo Road will be closed between E 56th St N and E 46th St N. This is the primary route for bicycle commuters inbound and outbound between Tulsa and Owasso. I think the railroad crossing just south of 56th Street is being improved. It definitely needs the work. The rails cross at a shallow angle and the road surface is very rough as it is filled with wooden ties that are split and broken. The crossing has been the site of several crashes.

I took some cell phone camera shots of it this afternoon. Hopefully I'll have some before and after photos.

Yes, this is a PITA because the alternate routes are through Mohawk Park to the west - not one of my favorite places in the pre-dawn darkness, or along 46th east to 145th. But making that left onto 145 is scary. The speed limit is 65 with heavy traffic including gravel trucks and Port of Catoosa traffic. It's no fun at all.

No word on how long the road will be closed.


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