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Next Phase of Off Broadway Begins

Next Phase of Off Broadway Begins

Construction Equipment Guide
WED MARCH 27, 2019 - WEST EDITION #7
Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Motorists should dust off their "Off Broadway" detour routes as the state's largest interstate work zone will launch this month at the I-235 and I-44 interchange in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to avoid the area during the nearly two-year project.

This project, starting March 25, will bring a more than decade-long modernization effort almost to completion with a seventh and final phase scheduled for award in 2020. Together, these final projects will complete the widening of I-235/U.S.-77/Broadway Ext. up to eight lanes between Edmond and downtown Oklahoma City

"This is likely to be the most disruptive to traffic of any other project in the state," said Terri Angier, ODOT spokeswoman. "The project will eliminate the last remaining bottleneck for traffic by widening I-235 over I-44 and it will be the first four-level interchange built on the state highway system in Oklahoma."

There are 11 bridges within this project, which includes building two new flyover ramps to move traffic more efficiently from northbound I-235 to westbound I-44 and from eastbound I-44 to northbound I-235/U.S.-77/Broadway Ext. Separating these two movements from mainline I-235 will help eliminate existing conflict points and will allow for the removal of the two clover leaf ramps on the east side of the project. The tallest flyover ramp will be 70 ft. in height, making the interchange similar to one at the John Kilpatrick Turnpike and SH-74 in north Oklahoma City... FULL ARTICLE

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