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Major I-44 bridge project starts Monday

Posted at 5:50 AM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 08:15:59-04

TULSA - More highway projects on the way for Tulsa and more headaches for drivers.

Starting Monday, you’ll want to start looking for alternate routes if you take I-44 home over the Arkansas River bridge.

The nearly $4 million project will repair deck joints on the bridge causing crews to shut down lanes on both east and westbound lanes of I-44.

ODOT said the bridge is a heavily traveled area that is in need of routine maintenance and will cause major backups and is urging drivers to think of different ways to get home.

“For drivers that go through that any day of the week they know it gets backed up during rush hours so having this narrowed is going to add more delays in this area,” said Kenna Mitchell, ODOT Spokesperson.

Ramp closures will also take place at different times this includes the on ramp for Riverside and Peoria and then at Elwood in the eastbound direction.

It’s expected to be completed by early next year.

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