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Next-to-last phase for I-235/I-44 construction beginning Monday

Next-to-last phase for I-235/I-44 construction beginning Monday

The Edmond Sun
Mar 22, 2019

Commuters and motorists in the metro area are asked to find alternate routes as the state’s largest interstate work zone gets underway Monday. Oklahoma Department of Transportation is beginning work at the U.S. Interstate 235 and U.S. Interstate 44 interchange.

Motorists should dust off their “Off Broadway” detour routes as the state’s largest interstate work zone will launch this month at the U.S. Interstate 235 and U.S. Interstate 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/US-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.” FULL ARTICLE

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