Road construction projects may affect traffic flow in Oklahoma

Area are listed throughout Oklahoma where construction projects may slow holiday traffic.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 20, 2012 at 9:10 pm •  Published: December 21, 2012
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Drivers should be alert as crews move westbound I-244 traffic off the detour route and onto the new multimodal bridge over the Arkansas River south of downtown Tulsa. Westbound I-244 is expected to have three open lanes, and eastbound I-244 will continue to have two open lanes until further notice. Even though traffic is shifted to this new bridge, drivers should remain alert to crews, equipment and reduced speeds on both the eastbound and westbound bridges in this corridor

The following ramp closures will remain in place until further notice:

• Westbound U.S. 64/SH 51 off-ramp to eastbound I-244/westbound U.S. 64/SH 51 (south to west leg IDL).

• Southbound U.S. 75/westbound U.S. 64/SH 51 ramp to westbound I-244/southbound U.S. 75.

• Eastbound I-244 on-ramp from 17th Street and various lane closures on 17th Street.

• Westbound I-244 on-ramp from 7th Street.

The westbound I-244 off-ramp to southbound U.S. 75 (northeast corner IDL) is closed; follow the north and west legs of the IDL for access to southbound U.S. 75 or eastbound U.S. 64/SH 51. The northbound U.S. 75 on-ramp from 2nd Street also is closed.

I-44/Lewis Avenue corridor closures:

• Be alert to reduced speed limits on I-44 in the Lewis Avenue corridor.

• All lanes of north- and southbound Lewis Avenue are closed at the I-44 junction. Use Harvard Avenue or Peoria Avenue as detours.

Turnpikes

10. H.E. Bailey: Elgin Exit. Interchange work. Traffic will be slowed through toll plaza.

11. Kilpatrick: Expansion project ongoing from MacArthur to Eastern Avenue. Traffic is shifted and speed reduced to 55 mph.

12. Turner: Bridge rehabilitation project at mile marker 154. Traffic is head-to-head through construction zone. Speed reduced. Expect delays.

13. Cimarron: Cable barrier project from mile post 40 to 51. Speed reduced.

14. Creek: Expansion project ongoing from U.S. 75 to Memorial. Traffic is shifted and speed reduced to 55 mph.

Learn more

Road conditions can be found at www.okladot.state.ok.us/road_condition.htm.