More lane closures at I-44 and Lewis

TULSA - More lane closures are planned for the construction zone at I-44 and Lewis.

Beginning Thursday morning, eastbound Skelly Drive will be narrowed to one lane just west of Lewis.

ODOT crews say a stop sign will now be placed near Wheeling Avenue, stopping traffic on Skelly and giving the right of way to drivers exiting from I-44.

Also starting Thursday morning, east and westbound 51st Street is being narrowed to one lane in both directions between Lewis and Columbia Place.

Transportation officials recommend motorists find a different route during the construction project and allow for extra travel time.

They say Peoria and Harvard are the best alternatives.

The I-44 and Lewis portion of the project is expected to continue for nearly 20 months.

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