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OKC Traffic Advisory 9-6-19

I-35 off-ramp at I-44 narrowed; I-35, I-44 narrowed through October
East and westbound I-44 will remain narrowed to two lanes between I-35 and M.L. King Ave. and the right lane of southbound I-35 at Wilshire Blvd. (mm 134) will be closed for an ongoing bridge rehabilitation project on the M.L. King Ave. bridge through October. This project is adjacent to the I-235/I-44 interchange reconstruction and I-35 bridge reconstruction south of I-44 at Deep Fork Creek. Drivers should locate an alternate route or expect significant delays.
 
I-40 narrows to one lane between Harrah Rd. and Peebly Rd. Saturday
East and westbound I-40 will be narrowed to one lane in both directions between Harrah Rd. (mm 172) and Peebly Rd. (mm 169) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday as part of an ongoing Oklahoma Turnpike Authority project.
 
I-35 ramp from S.E. 15th St. closes, I-35 narrows at S.E. 15th St. Sunday night
The northbound I-35 on-ramp from S.E. 15th St. will be closed and northbound I-35 will be narrowed between S.E. 15th St. (mm 125B) and the I-35/I-40 Dallas junction (mm 1B) from 8 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and nightly through Wednesday morning for overhead sign installation.
 
Choctaw Rd. narrows to one lane with flaggers at I-40 daily begins Monday
Choctaw Rd. will be narrowed to one lane with flaggers directing traffic at I-40 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and daily through Friday, Sept. 13, as part of an ongoing bridge project. The closure will not occur through the weekend. No ramps will be affected by the closure. Drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route or allow for extra travel time.
I-40 work continues between I-240 and Peebly Rd., Triple X Rd. bridge closed through summer 2019
Drivers should be alert to narrowed lanes on east and westbound I-40 between I-240 (mm 165) and Peebly Rd. (mm 169) as part of ongoing widening and interchange reconstruction at Choctaw Rd. (mm 166) continuing through spring 2020. Motorists can expect two lanes open in each direction during peak commute times. The Triple X Rd. bridge over I-40 is closed through summer 2019. Drivers must use an alternate route. More information: https://www.ok.gov/odot/I40_and_Choctaw_Road.html Note: This work zone is adjacent to an Oklahoma Turnpike Authority work zone on I-40 between Peebly Rd. (mm 169) and Harrah-Newalla Rd. (mm 172). For information on this project, contact the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 405-425-3600 or visit https://www.pikepass.com
 
N.W. 178th St. closed at SH-74 through mid-October
N.W. 178th St./Edmond Rd. is closed to the east and west at the intersection with SH-74 through mid-October as part of an ongoing widening project. A local detour is signed and includes the following:
For westbound N.W. 178th St. traffic: Continue northbound on SH-74 then turn westbound N.W. 192nd St./Danforth Rd. then southbound on Meridian Ave.
For eastbound N.W. 178th St. traffic: Continue northbound on SH-74 then turn eastbound N.W. 192nd St./Danforth Rd. then southbound on May Ave.
SH-74 lanes shifted at N.W. 164th St. through summer 2019
North and southbound SH-74 is shifted between N.W. 164th St. and N.W. 206th St./Covell Rd. Motorists can expect intermittent delays and congestion and the project is scheduled to complete in late summer 2019. More information: https://www.ok.gov/odot/SH-74_expansion_project.html
 
Stiles Ave. closed at N.E. 21st St. through September
Southbound Stiles Ave. is closed at N.E. 21st St., preventing left turns onto N.E. 21st St. from Stiles Ave. and eastbound N.E. 21st St. is narrowed to one lane between Central Ave. and Stiles Ave. through September as part of an ongoing utilities project. All parking lot entrances and exits will remain accessible.
Lincoln Blvd. ramp to N.E. 21st St. closed through September
The southbound Lincoln Blvd. exit ramp to N.E. 21st St. is closed through September for utility work. Additionally, eastbound and westbound N.E. 21st St. will be narrowed to one lane in each direction between N. Central Ave. and Stiles Ave. throughout the duration of the project.
 
 
Ongoing Construction Projects:
 
I-235/I-44 interchange work continues through 2021; expect lane and ramp shifts
Drivers should be alert to the following traffic impacts in the I-235/US-77 construction zone at I-44 for ongoing reconstruction and widening that continues through 2021:
Motorists should be alert to changing conditions including lane shifts, narrowed lanes and workers along I-235 between N. 50th St. and N. 63rd St. Northbound and southbound I-235 will remain open to two lanes in each direction during peak commute hours, but may narrow to one lane some nights and weekends.
Two lanes of I-235/US-77 in each direction are significantly shifted through August 2019. Motorists should be vigilant for new traffic patterns and movements and shorter merge distances at the on- and off-ramps.
The northbound I-235/US-77/Broadway Ext. off-ramp to N. 63rd is narrowed to one lane near the intersection through summer 2019 for drainage structure placement. The narrowing is on the ramp only and will not restrict the intersection turn lanes.
East and westbound I-44 is narrowed between Lincoln Blvd. (mm 128A) and Western Ave. (mm 126) through summer 2019, speed limit is reduced.
Motorists also should expect intermittent ramp closures throughout the project.
Motorists are reminded to use their Off Broadway alternate routes such as I-40, I-44, SH-74/Lake Hefner Parkway and Martin Luther King Ave. More information: https://www.ok.gov/odot/I-235_I-44_interchange.html
 
I-35 narrows south of I-44 over Deep Fork Creek through 2020
The following closures can be expected on north and southbound I-35 over Deep Fork Creek between the I-44 interchange (mm 133) and N.E. 50th St. (mm 132A) for a bridge reconstruction project that will continue through early 2020:
Southbound I-35 lanes will shift at N.E 63rd St. through mid-2019.
Southbound I-35 E. Frontage Rd. will be narrowed to one lane from N.E. 63rd St. to N.E. 50th St. through early 2020.
Southbound I-35 on-ramp from E. Frontage Rd. at Bryant Ave. is closed.
Northbound I-35 is narrowed to two lanes between N.E. 50th St. (mm 132A) and the I-44 interchange (mm 133) through early 2020.
Alternate route options include SH-74/Lake Hefner Parkway and I-44.
 
I-35 lanes shift near S. 19th St. in Moore through fall 2019
I-35 lanes are currently shifted between S. 19th St. (mm 116) and Indian Hills Rd. (mm 114) as part of construction of the new S.W. 34th St. bridge over I-35. Other traffic impacts include:
The east and west I-35 service roads will be intermittently closed at S.W. 34th St. in Moore from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays through October. Drivers must use an alternate route.
S.W. 34th St. will be closed to through traffic at Telephone Rd. through October 2019.
More info: https://www.ok.gov/odot/S.W._34th_St._bridge_over_I-35_in_Moore.html
I-44 narrows, lanes shift near Western Ave. through fall
East and westbound I-44 will be intermittently narrowed to two lanes between I-235 and Western Ave. (mm 125B) for an ongoing bridge rehabilitation project through fall 2019.Motorists can also expect intermittent ramp closures over the duration of the project.
 
I-40 lanes shifted, service road narrowed at SH-4/Mustang Rd. through fall 2019 for turnpike project
East and westbound I-40 lanes are shifted between SH-4/Mustang Rd. (mm 138) and Morgan Rd. (mm 140) and the eastbound and westbound I-40 collector road is narrowed to one lane between SH-4/Mustang Rd. (mm 138) and the John Kilpatrick Turnpike (mm 139) through fall 2019 for work by the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 405-425-3600 or visit https://www.pikepass.com
 
SH-3/N.W. Expressway narrows at SH-74/Lake Hefner Pkwy nightly through October
SH-3/N.W. Expressway will be narrowed to one lane in each direction between SH-74/Lake Hefner Pkwy and Meridian Ave. from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights through October for a resurfacing project.
 
SH-3/N.W. Expressway narrows at US-81 near Okarche through early winter 2019
SH-3/N.W. Expressway is narrowed to one lane in each direction at the US-81 junction just south of Okarche through early winter 2019 for a bridge rehabilitation project. Northwest-bound motorists may use the access road to detour to southbound US-81. Motorists should expect delays and be prepared for lane shifts throughout the project.
 
OKC Boulevard is open but additional work continues
Even though the new Oklahoma City Boulevard between E.K. Gaylord Blvd./Shields Ave. and just east of Klein Ave., near Western Ave. has opened, temporary lane closures are expected through September for additional incidental work to complete the project. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to signage and should plan extra travel time in the area.
Oklahoma City Boulevard intersections are open but remain four-way stops at Robinson Ave., Hudson Ave., Walker Ave, and Reno Ave. through mid-September as traffic signal installation is completed. The following closures and lane impacts are scheduled through mid-September:
Harvey Ave. is not accessible from the Oklahoma City Boulevard due to ongoing work at this intersection;
Oklahoma City Boulevard drivers cannot turn left at Reno Ave.; and
Exchange Ave. is only accessible from eastbound Reno Ave.
Britton Rd. shifted to westbound only travel at Pennsylvania Ave. in The Village through late fall 2019
Britton Rd. is narrowed to one lane for westbound only traffic between Pennsylvania Ave. and May Ave. The Village for ongoing construction. May Ave. traffic will not be able to turn east onto Britton Rd. until the project completes. Drivers should expect delays as traffic adjusts and should use the detour options of Wilshire Blvd. or Hefner Rd.
 
Britton Rd. businesses will have at least one access point open at all times during construction. The speed limit is reduced in the work zone and motorists are urged to use extra caution in the area. For more information, call the City of The Village at 405-751-8861.

N.W. 10th St. narrowed to one lane between May Ave. and Pennsylvania Ave. through September
East and westbound N.W. 10th St. is narrowed to one lane in each direction and shifted between May Ave. and Pennsylvania Ave. through mid-September as part of a resurfacing project in partnership with the City of Oklahoma City, which can be reached at 405-297-2581 for more information.
 
Sidewalk construction continues on SH-66/Main St. in Yukon through summer 2019
Drivers can expect various lane closures on SH-66/Main St. between Cornwell Dr. and Yukon Parkway through summer 2019 for ongoing sidewalk construction. For more information, contact the City of Yukon at 405-354-1895.

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