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ODOT announces first project on west end of I-44 start date, Open House

Posted at 2:40 PM, Jan 16, 2020

According to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, the first construction project to the west end of I-44 in Tulsa is scheduled to begin on Monday, January, 27.

ODOT says the $11 million project will replace two bridges on I-44 at 33rd West Avenue.

The two bridge were built in 1952 and ODOT officials say they are considered functionally obsolete.

The project on the west end of I-44 will replace the bridges with wider structures.

The wider structure will accommodate a future six lane configuration at I-44 at 33rd West Avenue, says ODOT.

ODOT says 33rd West Avenue, among various other lane and ramps, will be closed during the key construction phases. Officials say these closures will be announced as they are scheduled.

ODOT encourages drivers to begin planning ahead for delays due to the impact this construction will have on traffic in the area.

The overall project is expected to complete in the Spring 2021, weather permitting, ODOT says.

Drivers are able to sign up for notification of scheduled closures here.

ODOT officials also announced an Open House for the proposed I-44 improvements between the Arkansas River and Union Avenue.

Officials say the Open House is a come-and-go event for the public to have a chance to see informational displays on the next phase of the work being done on I-44, between Union Avenue and the Arkansas River.

The Open House is set to take place at Daniel Webster High School Cafeteria on Thursday, January, 30 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Daniel Webster High School is located at 1919 West 40th Street in Tulsa.

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