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Super-sized potholes force closure of I-44 lane in construction zone

Super-sized potholes force closure of I-44 lane in construction zone

Tulsa World
From Staff Reports
Feb 11, 2020

Construction crews began patching and replacing highway shoulders on Interstate 44 in west Tulsa after large potholes formed over the weekend, causing damage to some vehicles.

Authorities shut down the outside, eastbound lane of I-44, just east of 33rd West Avenue in Tulsa, around 5 a.m. Monday. The outside lane, a temporary lane that utilized the road’s shoulder, was shut down due to two large potholes in the road. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers state in a news release that the potholes “disabled several vehicles.”

Officials suspect an early-morning Sunday rain affected those portions of the road, and that likely contributed to the pothole formations, ODOT spokeswoman Kenna Mitchell said... FULL ARTICLE

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