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Oklahoma City, Tulsa roadwork

Oklahoma City, Tulsa roadwork

This article first appeared in The Oklahoman.

Published: May 18, 2009

OKLAHOMA CITY METRO AREA
Northbound traffic on the Broadway Extension at Memorial Road is to be shifted to the adjacent new pavement and bridge at 9 a.m. today as interchange reconstruction continues through fall. Southbound traffic was shifted late last week.

The new southbound Broadway Extension on-ramp from N Kelley Avenue is open, but there still is no access from N Kelley to Memorial Road.

The new southbound Broadway Extension on-ramp from Memorial, which connects to the southbound Broadway on-ramp from southbound Kelley, is open.

All four lanes of Memorial under the Broadway Extension are open, as are all lanes of Kelley south of Memorial and both Broadway Extension service roads.

Though they won’t be activated until the end of the project when roadwork is complete, signal lights are in place at the Broadway Extension/Comfort Drive and Memorial/Kelley interchanges.

Noticeable work will continue on the aesthetic features on the Broadway Extension bridge over Memorial.

Interstate 44 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between NW 50 and the Interstate 40 junction from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily through May for surface repairs.

The eastbound on-ramp of I-44 from east- and westbound NW 23 is closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily through the end of June for repairs.

The north- and southbound Interstate 235 off-ramps to NE 23 and NW 23 are narrowed to one lane for a resurfacing project by the city of Oklahoma City. Also, NE 23 is narrowed to one lane in each direction, with various lane closures between Broadway Avenue and Kelley. The area is extremely congested, and motorists are urged to locate an alternate route.

The right lane of eastbound I-40 at Harrah Road and the eastbound on-ramp from Harrah Road is closed from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily through mid-May for surface repairs.

East- and westbound NE 36 is closed at Douglas Boulevard and Douglas will be narrowed to one lane in each direction until mid-June as part of a city of Spencer interchange and bridge reconstruction project. Detour signs are in place.

East- and westbound I-44 will be narrowed to one lane in various locations between Interstate 240 and the H.E. Bailey turnpike 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Saturday mornings for surface repairs through early fall.

North- and southbound State Highway 4 (Mustang Road) is closed between NW 10 and Stonemill Boulevard, north of I-40 in Canadian County, through May as part of a SH 4 project. Sections of SH 4 will be closed to through traffic between I-40 and State Highway 66 in Yukon through spring 2010 as part of the project. Local traffic and businesses will retain access throughout the project.

East- and westbound Covell Road is closed between Broadway Avenue and Thomas Drive and north- and southbound Boulevard Street is closed between Covell and Coffee Creek Road until late this year for surface work and railroad overpass construction.

The southbound Interstate 35 off-ramp to eastbound Robinson Street in Norman is closed. Motorists still are able to access east- and westbound Robinson using the westbound off-ramp.

Southbound N Interstate Drive (the west I-35 frontage road) between Tecumseh Road and Robinson is detoured to 36th Avenue NW for bridge construction.

The southbound I-35 off-ramp to southbound U.S. 77 (Flood Avenue) in Norman is closed until August for bridge replacement as part of the I-35 widening project. The northbound I-35 on-ramp from U.S. 77 is open.

Western Avenue is closed between SW 5 and Wheeler Park. Detour is Walker Avenue. Access to Wheeler Park will be maintained via Walker/SW 11 throughout the project.

Pennsylvania Avenue is closed between

Reno Avenue and Exchange Avenue until later this year.

SW 5 is closed at Western.

SW 7 is closed between Broadway and Santa Fe until further notice.

Shartel Avenue is permanently closed between S 7th Street and S 9th Street. Use Walker, Reno, or SW 25.

TULSA AREA
The westbound Interstate 244 ramp to northbound U.S. 75 and the westbound I-44 ramp to 1st Street are closed through May for bridge rehabilitation.

Drivers can expect various lane closures on northbound and southbound 89th E Avenue at the I-244 junction until further notice for bridge repairs.

The westbound I-244 off-ramp to southbound U.S. 169 is closed until further notice for bridge repairs. The right lane of the northbound U.S. 169 off-ramp to westbound I-244 also is closed as part of this project.

Drivers can expect various lane closures on westbound I-244 between the I-244/U.S. 169 junction and the I-244/State Highway 11 junction.

The westbound I-44 off-ramp to Riverside Drive is closed until further notice as part of the I-44 widening project.

E Skelly Drive (access road north of I-44) is closed between Newport Avenue and Riverside as part of the widening project.

The westbound I-44 on-ramp from Riverside is closed.

All lanes of north- and southbound Riverside are being detoured onto a temporary roadway between the north side of the I-44 junction and 49th Street S until further notice as part of the I-44 widening project. The posted speed limit in this area will be decreased to 30 mph, and drivers are urged to use caution while adjusting to this new route.

Drivers can expect lane closures on northbound and southbound Mingo Road at the I-244 junction until further notice for bridge repairs.

The westbound I-244 on-ramp from Mingo is closed as part of the bridge repair project.

All lanes of northbound and southbound Utica Avenue are closed at the E 51st Street S junction (south of I-44)and at the Skelly Drive junction (north side of I-44) until further notice for utility work.

The right lane of westbound E Skelly Drive is closed between Troost Avenue and Rockford Avenue (north of I-44) until further notice for utility work.

ELSEWHERE
U.S. 177 will be narrowed to one lane, six miles south of Tecumseh over the Little River until early June for bridge repairs. Flaggers and temporary stop lights will be in place to assist motorists.

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