The speed limit remains 60 mph, so all motorists should use caution in the event a motorist ahead of them stops suddenly to make a lane change to get to one of the exits.
Motorists shouldn't get too used to the changes. The new exit and lane configurations are expected to remain in place through mid-September. And then they'll change again.
“I don't have specifics of exactly how,” Perry said. “There's a ton of bridgework going on in that interchange and is what is producing these different configurations.”
Conditions are going to change continually as various paving and other construction work is under way on the new Crosstown Expressway.
Work started on the project in 2005.
“Overall we are at the phase of construction now that lane closures are affecting drivers more and more,” Perry said.
“For years we've built a lot of this without affecting them.”
Other areas affected on the Crosstown because of construction work
It's expected motorists will be able to drive on the new 10-lane Crosstown Expressway in late April. The new roadway is about five blocks south of the existing Crosstown, which now skirts downtown Oklahoma City.
Even when the paving work is finished and motorists are driving on the new roadway, construction on the $670 million project will continue for another year or so.