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Memorial Day weekend road projects could slow travel on Oklahoma roads

Some roadwork projects in Oklahoma could affect travel durin gthe Memorial Day weekend.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 22, 2014

Here are roadwork projects in the state that could affect travel during the Memorial Day weekend, according to the state Transportation Department and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.


1. U.S. 77/State Highway 39 bridge over the South Canadian River between Purcell and Lexington is closed for emergency bridge repairs. Northbound U.S. 77 and eastbound SH 39 traffic should use Interstate 35 to eastbound State Highway 9, then south on U.S. 77. Westbound SH 39 traffic should use U.S. 77 north to westbound SH 9, then south on I-35. Message boards are in place farther south on I-35 so drivers can locate an alternate route.

2. Interstate 40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction just east of State Highway 2 in Muskogee County for a bridge rehabilitation project.

3. U.S. 77 is closed five miles south of Tonkawa in Kay County at Bird’s Nest Creek for a bridge rehabilitation project. Drivers will detour west on U.S. 60, south on I-35 and east on State Highway 15 to U.S. 77.

4. Interstate 44 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between State Highway 36 and U.S. 70 south of Randlett in Cotton County for a highway rehabilitation project.

5. I-44 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between Gore Boulevard and Rogers Lane in Lawton. The eastbound I-44 exit to Cache Road also is closed.

6. Northbound and southbound U.S. 177/U.S. 270 is narrowed to one lane in each direction five miles north of SH 9 in Shawnee for bridge work.

7. Eastbound and westbound State Highway 66 is narrowed to one lane in each direction south of Verdigris at Mossey Creek in Rogers County until further notice for a bridge replacement project.

8. Eastbound and westbound U.S. 60 is narrowed at Bird Creek in Pawhuska until late fall for a bridge rehabilitation project.

9. Northbound and southbound lanes of State Highway 78 are narrowed north of Durant in Bryan County between the U.S. 69/U.S. 75 junctions and State Highway 48 for road reconstruction.

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