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Construction underway on I-44 exit ramp in Elgin

Construction underway on I-44 exit ramp in Elgin
Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 4:53 pm CDT
By Will Hutchison, Reporter

ELGIN, OK (KSWO) - Construction is underway at Interstate 44 and Highway 277 in Elgin, and in the coming weeks, drivers in the area should expect significant delays.

Currently, there are only two lanes when you exit off the interstate, one turning left and one turning right. Drivers come off of the interstate, stop at a stop sign and wait for traffic to clear on Highway 277 before turning. Unfortunately, each night as people return home from work, the traffic backs up as cars continue to exit, while the cars in front of them continue to wait for an opportunity to go. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) realized this was a huge problem and is now working to eliminate the daily traffic jam.

They'll ease up the traffic problem by extending the right turn lane onto Highway 277, no longer forcing those cars to stop at a stop sign... FULL ARTICLE

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