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ODOT To Replace Bridges Along I-40 In SE Oklahoma City

ODOT To Replace Bridges Along I-40 In SE Oklahoma City
Wednesday, March 4th 2020, 6:03 PM CST
By: Hunter McKee

Drivers who usually take Interstate 40 in Southeast Oklahoma City to commute might want to find another route soon. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has announced a project that will create lane closures along the interstate between I-35 and Sooner Road.

Resurfacing I-40 between I-35 and Sooner Road is the first step before replacing each bridge. Crews will narrow I-40 to two lanes in each direction later this month. The project is expected to take up to 45 days.

“Get it ready to really serve as a detour for drivers so that during construction we don't have to close up another extra lane to do pothole repair for example,” said Terri Angier, with ODOT.

The resurfacing will cost $1.4 million. If the Oklahoma Transportation Commission approves a separate bridge project in April, the state will pay $82 million. This project is expected to start after approval in early summer and would take 2 ½ years to complete. ODOT said this is a busy area with over 70,000 drivers using the roadway... FULL ARTICLE

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