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ODOT Works To Fix Crumpling On-Ramp Near Downtown OKC

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If you've driven down the on ramp to I-40 eastbound at Penn you've probably tried to avoid the big holes in the road. If you've driven down the on ramp to I-40 eastbound at Penn you've probably tried to avoid the big holes in the road.
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If you've driven down the on ramp to I-40 eastbound at Penn you've probably tried to avoid the big holes in the road.

Cracks have developed on a 100 foot stretch of the road due to a structural failure. The concrete alongside is also buckling and sinking.

"I noticed it at least a year ago," says Melvin Streeter who take the on ramp frequently.

News 9 measured the affected area and found it's at least 4,500 square feet.

"We don't know the cause at this point," says ODOT spokesperson Brenda Perry, who says the problem has gotten noticeably worse over the last two months.

Perry says ODOT engineers are testing the soil around the on-ramp to determine what has failed on the road that is only two years old.

Those samples will not be ready for another two to three weeks. That means determining how or how much money it will take to fix problem will remain a mystery until then.

ODOT says it has run tests to determine the sinking is not the start of a sinkhole.

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