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ODOT Media and Public Relations
Contact: Lisa Shearer-Salim
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020
Telephone: (405) 521-6000
This project is weather permitting:
The I-235/I-44 Off Broadway project in Oklahoma City is ready for an encore of full weekend closures starting Jan. 24 to allow the contractor to safely hang new bridge beams over the interstate. This will be the first of up to five full interstate
closures this year for the up to $105 million interchange reconstruction.
Northbound and southbound I-235 will be closed between N. 50th St. and N. 63rd St.. The closure will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, after the evening rush-hour and the interstate is expected to reopen no later than 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, weather permitting
but with the possibility of opening earlier if work completes.
Motorists also can expect the following ramp closures during this period:
I-235/US-77 will reopen to two lanes of travel in each direction, but the corridor remains narrow with little room to maneuver. Additional lane closures and traffic shifts
will continue to occur throughout 2020 as lanes are added and the construction contract allows up to four additional complete interstate closures for a weekend each time. Those closures will be announced as information becomes available.
Motorists are reminded
to stay Off Broadway for the duration of the project, if possible, and use alternate routes such as I-35, I-40, SH-74/Lake Hefner Parkway, Lincoln Blvd. and Martin Luther King Ave.
Stay tuned to
http://www.odot.org and to the department's Twitter and Facebook pages @OKDOT for updated lane closure information as the project progresses.
Alternate routes to I-235/US-77 include I-35, I-40, SH-74/Lake Hefner Parkway and Lincoln Blvd. Martin Luther King Ave. also is an option in partnership with the City of Oklahoma City.
The new bridge piers stand sentinel at the I-235/I-44 interchange in Oklahoma City. Work begins this week to start hanging bridge beams between the piers while the first full weekend closure scheduled for Jan. 24-27 is to allow the contractor to safely hang
bridge beams across I-235.
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Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Media & Public Relations Division
200 N.E. 21st Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: 405-521-6000, Email: MPR@odot.org