A Little Movie Magic: The Outsiders was a blockbuster hit filmed tight here in Tulsa, Oklahoma, In 1983. The iconic house featured in the movie is still standing in Northeast of downtown but had fallen into disrepair. As a fun and interesting service project, BKL is helping with permitting for the house and the
BKL awarded improvements to Kelley Avenue in Oklahoma City: City of Oklahoma City project # PC-0473. Roadway widening and improvements to Kelley Avenue from Wilshire Boulevard to Britton Road.
Arterial street rehabilitation from 2-lane to 4-lane with improvements to residential intersections and associated storm sewer. The project included several utility crossings and tied in with adjacent projects on both ends.
Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Certification: Congratulations to Travis Small for passing the Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Certification exam and becoming a nationally accredited, Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM@).
Port Authority - Project Cargo - Roll-on/Roll-off Low Water Wharf: A public dock operated by the Port Authority for transferring over-dimensional or overweight project cargo such as giant processing equipment used in refineries. The wharf is 180 feet long with a 50-foot wide concrete apron and embedded railroad tracks. The dock is connected to a concrete road with a gentle 3.2 percent slope. Loads exceeding 600 tons can be driven directly onto and off of giant ocean-rated flat-deck barges using rail cars, trucks or wheeled transporters.
Award for Environmental Excellence:
The Owasso City Hall renovation received the Award for Environmental Excellence at the “Keep Oklahoma Beautiful” Awards Banquet! An existing bank building was remodeled and renovated to function as the new City Hall for Owasso. This provided a purpose for an empty building and saved the City of Owasso millions of dollars compared to new construction. This project is also contributing to the continued development on Main Street.
Pictured are the City of Owasso, Nabholz Construction and BKL staff.
Congratulations to all!
Visit Us at the ACCO Fall Conference:
BKL will be at the ACCONovember 9th & 10th, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Norman, Oklahoma. For more information on the Conference visit ACCO’s website. We hope to see you there.
BKL awarded two new roadway rehabilitation projects for City of Tulsa:
Utica Ave. rehabilitation from, and including, 11th Street intersection to 15th Street. The project includes rehabilitation of Utica Ave. from 11th St. to 15th St., including the 11th St. intersection and traffic signals. The scope of the project also includes R/W to R/W improvements such as: sidewalk and ADA improvements, possible additional traffic signal replacements, waterline replacements and storm sewer upgrades.
41st Street, from Garnett to 129th, is a rehabilitation of the pavement. Including storm sewer improvements, and waterline replacements.
Visit Us at ACCO:
BKL will be at the ACCO Summer and Safety Conference on August 3rd and 4th at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Norman, Oklahoma. For more information on the Conference visit ACCO’s website. We hope to see you there.
BKL awarded 2016 Oklahoma APWA Silver Award as primary consultant on Sangre Road bridge in Stillwater.
The City of Stillwater was recently honored as the 2016 Oklahoma American Public Works Association (APWAOK) Project of the Year silver award winner for the Sangre Road bridge project.
The City submitted the bridge project under the transportation category for projects less than $5 million. Paul D’Andrea, APWAOK chapter president, and Sharla Lovern, APWAOK chapter secretary
The City of Stillwater was recognized as the managing agency for the project. Primary contractor Meridian Contracting Inc. and primary consultant BKL Inc. were also recognized for their work.
More information about the Sangre Road bridge project here.
Port authority negotiating new engineering contract.
For the first time in 44 years, the City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority plans to change its engineering consulting firm and will begin negotiations with the firm which has roots going back to the original designers of the Tulsa Port of Catoosa.
The start of negotiations with BKL, Inc. for a three-year contract was approved by the authority at its April meeting.
Read the full article here.
BKL is celebrating its 70th year anniversary!
The success and longevity of BKL could not happen without the continued support of our clients.
BKL to begin work on 11th St. - Lewis Ave. to Harvard Ave. in Tulsa.
This projects will resurface, repair, reconstruct, and improve, within the existing right-of-way, arterial streets. This continues the arterial street maintenance program.
A 10-month long construction project was started on January 4th, 2016, with an expected cost of $4.3 million.
BKL awarded City of Tulsa Citywide Waterline Contract.
This contract will include engineering report, preliminary and final design, construction documents, and construction inspection serves associated with this water project.
Mayes County Fairgrounds Improvements - Voting on January 12, 2016.
Mayes County engaged BKL to perform a study on the existing Fairgrounds. We worked with the committee for Fairgrounds improvements to develop a Master Plan for development. On January 12,
Owasso City Hall Remodel Project Bids.
The Owasso City Council approved the contract for $2.6 Million to renovate the new City Hall. The project is currently under construction. Pictured here very early in the process.
Muskogee Regional Juvenile Detention Center Under Construction.
The Muskogee Regional Juvenile Detention Center was recently completed and is now occupied. Pictured here under construction,
BKL awarded City of Tulsa Citywide ADA Transition Implementation Project.
This contract is for one construction project annually for five