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I-44 bridge construction, ramp closures begin Monday

Posted at 12:35 PM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 18:38:15-04

TULSA — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation said an upcoming surface and bridge improvement project on I-44 in west Tulsa begins Monday.

The nearly $4 million project will repair deck joints across the I-44/Arkansas River bridge. Both east and westbound I-44 lanes will narrow down to one lane in each direction at the Arkansas River bridge from 7 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and nightly through Wednesday. The corridor will be narrowed to two lanes in each direction outside of those times.

The eastbound I-44 on-ramp from Elwood Ave. will be closed from 7 p.m. Monday until further notice.

The westbound I-44 on-ramp from Peoria Ave./Riverside Drive will be closed from 7 p.m. Monday until further notice. ODOT said to use the on-ramp at Lewis Ave. for access to westbound I-44 during this time.

Work also includes resurfacing two miles of I-44 from the Arkansas River bridge to near the I-244 junction (western split). This is expected to take over several weekends and lanes will be narrowed during those times.

The project is expected to complete in early 2020, weather permitting.

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