The “huge” work on I-44, US 75 in West Tulsa begins right this moment native information
The completion of the bridge replacement, the realignment of the ramps and the widening of the motorway is planned for the beginning of 2023, if the weather permits.
“This massive $ 90 million project will severely impact traffic on the west side of the city over the next two years. Drivers are encouraged to plan significant delays in commuting and traveling in this area in advance,” said one Declaration by ODOT.
“While I-44 and US 75 will remain open during this project, there will be times when the lanes will be narrowed and only one lane in the corridors may be open to traffic,” said ODOT.
“There will also be ramp closures on the Shamrock, along with full closures on Union Avenue on I-44 and intermittently on Skelly Drive.
“Traffic will be slow in all areas of the work zone and drivers will be encouraged to avoid distractions and concentrate fully on the road. Alternative routes such as I-244 should be considered, especially during peak travel times, ”said ODOT.
According to Mitchell, the project is the largest in Tulsa’s history in terms of cost.
The work is the first of five “packages” to improve the I-44 / US 75 interchange and the I-44 West End Corridor between the Arkansas River and the western I-44 / I-244 division.
The project, which begins Monday, will have the greatest impact on traffic on I-44 and US 75 out of any work package, ODOT said.