Oklahoma turnpike drivers can expect delays thanks to road rehabilitation work ahead of the holiday weekend. Monday, contractors began work on repaving sections of the Will Rogers and Creek turnpikes.
Workers are repaving the westbound lanes of the Will Rogers Turnpike near Catoosa. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority says it is removing a couple of inches of the old asphalt on the Will Rogers and the eastern edge of the Creek Turnpike where it meets up with Highways 66 and 412 before putting down a new layer of asphalt.
OTA spokesperson Jack Damrill says drivers can expect travel delays on both turnpikes this week during the repaving process. He says the contractors are required to open all the lanes of traffic ahead of any holiday including the upcoming July 4th weekend.
"We try not to hamper our customers. We know how important it is to them," said Jack Damrill.
He says the repaving projects will take about four more weeks to complete.
Damrill says once they're finished with the westbound lanes, workers will begin work on the eastbound lanes.