Holiday Traffic Advisory 12-18-20
Mike Seals - December 18, 2020 11:03 am
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***ODOT and OTA offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25, for the holiday. ***
The following construction projects will impact those choosing to travel on interstates and major highways from Friday, Dec. 18, to Sunday, Dec. 27. For daily traffic advisories visit www.odot.org and follow @OKDOT on Twitter and Facebook. For turnpike information, contact the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 405-425-3600 or visit www.pikepass.com and follow @OKTurnpike on Twitter and Facebook.
I-35 narrowed to one lane near Tonkawa, Kay Co.
I-35 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between US-60 (mm 214) near Tonkawa and SH-15 (mm 203) for bridge rehabilitation.
I-35 lanes shifted, ramps intermittently close in Goldsby, McClain Co.
Southbound I-35 lanes are shifted at SH-74 South (mm 104) in Goldsby for bridge rehabilitation and ramp reconstruction. The northbound and southbound I-35 on- and off-ramps at SH-74 South will be intermittently closed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, and again from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22.
I-40B narrowed to one lane in Sayre, Beckham Co.
I-40B is narrowed to one lane in each direction over the North Fork of the Red River in Sayre for pavement and bridge reconstruction.
I-40 narrowed to one lane near Clinton, Custer Co.
I-40 is narrowed to one lane between Stafford Rd. (mm 57) near Foss and I-40B/Gary Blvd. (mm 65) in Clinton for pavement rehabilitation.
I-40 narrowed to one lane in Okemah, Okfuskee Co.
I-40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between Clearview Rd. (mm 227) and US-62 West/SH-27 (mm 221) in Okemah for pavement reconstruction.
I-40 narrowed to one lane in Checotah, McIntosh Co.
I-40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction at US-69B (mm 265) in Checotah for bridge reconstruction.
I-40 narrowed to one lane in Vian, Sequoyah Co.
I-40 is intermittently narrowed to one lane in each direction at SH-82 (mm 297) in Vian for a bridge reconstruction project.
I-40 narrowed to one lane near Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co.
I-40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction at US-64 (mm 311) in Sallisaw as part of an interchange improvement project.
US-69 narrowed to one lane near Eufaula, McIntosh Co.
Northbound and southbound US-69 is narrowed to one lane in each direction near Eufaula for reconstruction.
US-69 narrowed to one lane near Kiowa, Pittsburg Co.
Northbound and southbound US-69 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between Kiowa and Savanna for pavement rehabilitation.
US-69/US-75 narrowed to one lane at SH-22 north of Durant
Northbound and southbound US-69/US-75 is narrowed to one lane in each direction at SH-22 in Caddo for resurfacing.
US-69/US-75 narrowed near Durant, Bryan Co.
Northbound and southbound US-69/US- 75 is narrowed to two lanes in each direction south of US-70 near Durant for reconstruction.
US-62 narrowed to one lane near Altus, Jackson Co.
Eastbound US-62 is narrowed to one lane at Bitter Creak west of US-283 near Altus for bridge rehabilitation.
US-62 narrowed to one lane south of Apache, Caddo Co.
US-62 is narrowed to one lane with a temporary traffic signal at Cache Creek south of Apache for a bridge rehabilitation project.
US-75 narrowed to one lane near Coalgate, Coal Co.
US-75 is narrowed to one lane with a temporary traffic signal three miles south of Coalgate for bridge rehabilitation.
US-81/US-60/US-64 narrowed to one lane near US-412 in Enid, Garfield Co.
US-81/US-60/US-64 is narrowed to one lane in each direction north of US-412 in Enid for bridge reconstruction.
US-81/US-60/US-64 narrowed to one lane near Enid, Garfield Co.
US-81/US-60/US-64 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between SH-45 near Enid and Keowee Rd. near Kremlin for pavement rehabilitation.
US-270/US-183 narrowed near Seiling, Major Co./Woodward Co.
US-270/US-183 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between Seiling and Mutual for widening and construction.
US-270/US-281 narrowed near Oakwood, Dewey Co.
US-270/US-281 is narrowed to one lane in each direction south of SH-51 near Oakwood for pavement reconstruction.
US-412 narrowed to one lane near Catoosa, Rogers Co.
US-412 is narrowed to one lane in each direction west of the Verdigris River near Catoosa for bridge replacement.
SH-33/SH-3 narrowed to one lane east of Watonga, Blaine Co.
SH-33/SH-3 is narrowed to one lane in each direction one mile east of US-270/US-183 in Watonga for pavement reconstruction.
SH-6 narrowed to one lane south of Retrop, Kiowa Co.
SH-6 is narrowed to one lane in each direction six miles south of SH-55 near Retrop for reconstruction.
SH-28 closed at Pensacola Dam, Mayes Co.
SH-28 is closed between Langley and Disney at the Pensacola Dam for bridge rehabilitation. Traffic is detoured to SH-82 and SH-20.
SH-66B closed near Wellston, Lincoln Co.
SH-66B is closed at Captain Creek in Wellston for bridge reconstruction. Traffic is detoured to SH-66.
SH-73 closed west of Clinton, Custer Co.
SH-73 is closed over the Washita River six miles west of I-40B in Clinton for bridge reconstruction. The Detour follows I-40B to I-40 to SH-44.
SH-132 closed between Carrier and Hillsdale, Garfield Co.
SH-132 is closed between Carrier and Hillsdale for bridge reconstruction. Detour is SH-45 to US-81/US-60 to US-64 to SH-132.
I-44, US-64/SH-51 narrow at interchange nightly
As part of a bridge rehabilitation project at the I-44/US-64/SH-51 interchange, scheduled for overall completion in late February 2021, significant delays can be expected during these times:
- East and westbound I-44 will be narrowed to one lane in each direction at the US-64/SH-51 (Broken Arrow Expressway) interchange from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly.
- East and westbound US-64/SH-51 (Broken Arrow Expressway) will be narrowed to one lane in each direction at the I-44 interchange from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly.\
I-44/33rd W. Ave. bridge replacement; ramps closed
- Drivers should be alert to lane shifts on east and westbound I-44 at 33rd W. Ave. (Exit 223C) until further notice as part of a bridge replacement project.
- The eastbound I-44 off-ramp to 33rd W. Ave. and the westbound I-44 on-ramp from 33rd W. Ave. are closed until further notice.
- Eastbound I-44 is narrowed to one lane at 33rd W. Ave. through Tuesday, Dec. 22; expect significant delays in the corridor.
I-44 and US-75 interchange lanes narrow, ramps close daily
Drivers can expect various short-term lane and ramp closures at the I-44 and US-75 interchange from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and daily through Wednesday, and also on Dec. 26 and Dec. 27 for sampling work.
Eastbound I-244 narrowed on north leg Inner Dispersal Loop
The right lane of eastbound I-244 is closed near the US-75 junction (northeast corner of the Inner Dispersal Loop) through spring 2021 as part of a nearby walkway project along city streets.
SH-11 bridge rehabilitation project in Tulsa; airport detour changes
Eastbound and westbound SH-11 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between Pine St. and the Tulsa International Airport complex until further notice as part of an ongoing bridge rehabilitation project. Be alert to traffic shifts in this corridor.
***Allow extra time to reach the TIA Terminal complex for arriving/departing flights during this time.***
SH-167 closed south of SH-266 junction in Catoosa
All lanes of northbound and southbound SH-167 and 193rd E. Ave. are closed just south of the SH-266 junction through February for a project by the Tulsa Port of Catoosa to replace railroad tracks near its main entrance. Traffic will detour to I-44, SH-66 and SH-266 around this closure. Drivers are urged to plan ahead for extra travel time in these corridors. For more information, contact Tulsa Ports at 918-266-2291.
SH-20 improvement project east of US-75 junction
Drivers should be alert to a construction zone along east and westbound SH-20 from the US-75 junction to Collinsville through fall 2021 as part of a widening project.
Oklahoma City Metro:
I-235 narrowed to two lanes at N. 50th St.; I-44 narrowed to two lanes at Kelley Ave.
Northbound and southbound I-235 is narrowed to two lanes between N. 50th St. and N. 63rd St. and eastbound and westbound I-44 is narrowed to two lanes in each direction between Western Ave. (mm 126) and Kelley Ave. (mm 128B) for ongoing interchange construction through 2021. Motorists are advised to be alert to limited merge areas at ramps throughout the project or use Off Broadway alternate routes such as I-35, SH-74/Lake Hefner Parkway, N. Lincoln Blvd. and Martin Luther King Ave. to avoid the area.
I-40 narrowed to two lanes at Sunnylane Rd. in Del City
East and westbound I-40 is narrowed to two lanes between Sunnylane Rd. (mm 155A) and Hudiburg Dr. (mm 156B) for bridge reconstruction. Additionally, the eastbound I-40 Service Rd. is narrowed to one lane between S.E. 15th St. and Hudiburg Dr. through spring 2021. Motorists are advised to locate an alternate route such as I-240 or US-62/N.E. 23rd St. or plan extra travel time and be prepared for delays in the area.
I-44 traffic affected south of I-40, lane and ramp closures planned through 2021
Drivers can expect reduced speed limits and lane and ramp closures on eastbound and westbound I-44 (runs north and south) and on city streets as part of ongoing I-44 bridge and pavement rehabilitation between I-40 (mm 120) and S.W. 74th St. (mm 114) that continues through 2021.
- The westbound I-240 off-ramp to westbound I-44 (mm 1A, runs south) is closed through December.
- Upcoming closures on I-44 and city streets, including S.E. 29th St., will be announced as work progresses.
- Motorists, especially Will Rogers World Airport traffic, can expect significant delays and should plan extra travel time or use an alternate route, such as I-35 to the east or SH-4 or the John Kilpatrick Turnpike (toll road) to the west.
I-44 narrowed near N.W. Expressway
Eastbound and westbound I-44 is narrowed to two lanes between N.W. Expressway (mm 125B) and May Ave. (mm 124) through summer 2021 for a bridge project over Pennsylvania Ave.
SH-66/39th Expwy. narrowed to one lane at SH-74
SH-66/39th Expwy. is narrowed to one lane in each direction at SH-74/Lake Hefner Pkwy through winter 2020 for bridge deck rehabilitation.
I-40 narrowed at Garth Brooks Blvd.; Frisco Rd. closed at I-40 in Yukon
Eastbound and westbound I-40 is narrowed to two lanes in each direction between Garth Brooks Blvd. (mm 136) and N. Cimarron Rd. (mm 132) in Yukon for ongoing construction through summer 2021. Motorists are advised to expect delays and lane shifts in the work zone.
US-81/I-40 Business/SH-66 bridge narrowed, lanes shifted at S.E. 22nd St.
in El Reno
Northbound and southbound US-81/I-40 Business/SH-66 traffic is shifted between S.E. 22nd St. and Elm St. in El Reno to a detour just to the east of the bridge through summer 2021 as part of an ongoing bridge replacement project. The detour is one lane in each direction and wide loads are restricted. Use extra caution in the detour, especially at the temporary railroad crossing near Elm St., which will have lights and signs to warn drivers.
SH-4/Piedmont Rd. lanes shifted near Britton Rd. near Yukon
Eastbound and westbound Wilshire Blvd. is narrowed at SH-4 near Yukon through fall 2020 for intersection modification as part of a SH-4 bridge and realignment project. Traffic is routed onto SH-4 for immediate access onto Wilshire Blvd. at the intersection. Motorists should expect delays and congestion in the area and are urged to use extra caution as SH-4 traffic does not stop at the intersection.