I-35 lanes reopening in Arbuckles

Ponca City Now - August 7, 2015 8:48 am

DAVIS, Okla. (AP) – The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says Interstate 35 has partially reopened seven weeks after a rockslide in the Arbuckle Mountains blocked parts of the roadway between Oklahoma City and Dallas.

Officials say one lane of northbound I-35 is open near Turner Falls. The second northbound lane is expected to open Friday morning, and two southbound lanes will reopen later Friday. All lanes are scheduled to be open by Monday.

Contractors have managed to stabilize the rock slide following heavy rains associated with Tropical Depression Bill on June 18. Drivers can expect fewer delays through the weekend as lanes reopen.

The contractor will resume work in October on the final phase of installing rock bolts for future stabilization. That work is expected to only involve closure of the northbound shoulder area.


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