Construction Project On I-244 In Tulsa Begins Monday
TULSA, Oklahoma - Work begins Monday on a 4-mile stretch of I-244 in Tulsa that will impact around 90,000 drivers every day.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says the cost of the project is $35 million and will take about 14 months to complete.
ODOT says six bridge decks and all the pavement will be replaced along the four mile stretch of I-244 from Memorial to the I-244/I-44 split.
"No. I stay away from it. I don't trust the bridges. The streetsare just tore apart. Construction will make it worse and now because people aregoing to have a hard time getting to work," said driver David Broussard.
If you drive this section of I-244 you should expect lane and ramp closures throughout the project.
Monday, crews closed the left lane and inside shoulder of eastbound I-244. It will be closed just west of Memorial to Highway 169.
A highway headache for drivers.
"I think it will help once it's done but I don't think people in the meantime will like it very much," Broussard said.
Drivers areurged to plan ahead for extra travel time in the corridor, especially peopleheaded to the airport.