BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - Motorists driving south of Bartlesville on State Highway 123 next week will find themselves driving through two construction zones, according to an Oklahoma Department of Transportation announcement.
ODOT said beginning Monday crews will begin a project to rehabilitate two bridges on SH-123 south of the US-60 junction in Bartlesville.
The work will require both north and southbound traffic on the highway share one open lane for both directions at Eliza Creek, roughly a half-mile south of the US-60 junction, and Sand Creek, about a one-and-a-half miles south of the junction.
ODOT spokesperson Kenna Mitchell said temporary signal lights will be installed at both locations to allow traffic to take turns passing through the two work zones. No vehicles bearing loads wider than 12-feet will be allowed through the zones.
The $1.5 million project to repair the Eliza Creek bridge and also replace the bridge deck over Sand Creek is expected to take five months to complete.
ODOT officials urge drivers to use caution and plan for extra travel time in this corridor.
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