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Last 'Little Piece' of I-44 Expansion East of Tulsa Underway

Last 'Little Piece' of I-44 Expansion East of Tulsa Underway

Work is expected to be completed next year.
By Associated Press, Wire Service Content 
Sept. 15, 2019, at 1:01 a.m.

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The final phase of a decade-old Interstate 44 widening project on the east edge of Tulsa is underway in earnest, with crews moving large amounts of dirt.

"We've heard since the project started that people are excited about it because it's that last little piece" of I-44 widening between the Interstate 244 split and Catoosa, said Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokeswoman Kenna Mitchell.

Work on I-44 widening and bridge replacement in the area has been ongoing since 2009.

The current $20 million project will widen the existing four-lane segment between 145th East Avenue and 177th East Avenue to eight lanes and improve an interchange... FULL ARTICLE

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