Highway 69/75 At Red River Bridge Narrowed Due To High Water


Saturday, June 20th 2015, 2:57 pm
By: News On 6


UPDATE: U.S. Highway 69/75 at the Red River Bridge was closed in both north- and southbound directions for over an hour Sunday due to high water. As of 2 p.m., one lane is open in either direction, according to the Department of Public Safety.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation released an updated list of roads and highways closed due to high water, Sunday afternoon. 

To check CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS along Oklahoma Turnpikes, call the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 877-403-7623 or go to  www.pikepass.com.

Drivers are asked to avoid the following areas if possible or find alternate routes. Here are the following closures:

Carter County

US-70 is narrowed to one lane in each direction in Wilson

Cherokee County

SH-80 is closed to through traffic about four miles west of Hulbert, between SH-51 and US-62.

Garvin County

SH-74 is closed to through traffic between Maysville and Elmore City. Detour on SH-19, US-77 and SH-29.

Jefferson County

SH-89 is closed between US-70 and SH-32 south of Ringling

Johnston County

US-377/SH-99 is closed to through traffic just south of Tishomingo. While water has receded off the roadway, flooding and debris have damaged parts of the bridge. Water remains too high at this time for a full bridge inspection to determine the extent of potential damage. Traffic is detoured to SH-1/SH-7 through Mill Creek, then SH-7W to Sulphur, and then to southbound US-177 to Dickson, and east on SH 199/US-177 through Mannsville to Madil.

SH-1 is closed west of Ravia to US-177

SH-22 is closed south of SH-78 near Tishomingo

Leflore County

US-270 is closed between Wister and Heavener and US-271 at Wister. Signs are in place and traffic will be detoured to Poteau and Heavener.

Love County

SH-77 Scenic is closed at Lake Murray State Park

SH-96 is closed south of SH-32 near Burneyville

Marshall County

**The Roosevelt bridge over Lake Texoma (US-70) is closed. The suggested detour is US-82 from Gainsville to Sherman, TX.

SH-199 is closed at the Ft. Washita bridge about five miles west of SH-48

SH-32 is closed at Lebanon

Okfuskee County

SH-48 is closed approximately one mile south of I-40, near Bearden

The following highways are closed due to high water. Updates will be issued as conditions change.

Grant County

SH-11 between US-81 in Medford and SH-132 is open to one lane with traffic signals while surface damage is repaired on the construction detour.

Kingfisher County

SH-33 is closed about three miles west of the SH-74F junction near Cashion. This closure is expected to last several more weeks while a contractor finishes a nearby bridge construction project.

Kiowa County

SH-54 is closed to through traffic just south of SH-9 near Gotebo after flooding damaged a construction detour near an ongoing project. Traffic is detoured using SH-19 to US-183 to SH-55.

Leflore County

SH-1 is closed between US-271 and US-259 through the Ouachita National Forest due to damage from a landslide.

McCurtain County

US-259 is closed at the Red River due to flooding-related damage on both the Oklahoma and Texas sides of the Red River bridge. Drivers must find an alternate route traveling into Texas.

Pottawatomie County

SH-102 is open to only local traffic between SH-9 and SH-59B as crews repair damage to surface and drainage areas of the highway. The roadway may reopen within a week.

Pushmataha County

US-271 is open to one lane south of Clayton as a contractor continues making repairs to shore up severe erosion after heavy rains in May damaged both the roadway and the road bed. Permanent repairs are expected to take up to eight weeks to complete.

Out-of-state road condition numbers:

Arkansas 800-245-1672 www.idrivearkansas.com

Colorado 303-639-1111 www.cotrip.org

Kansas 866-511-5368 511.ksdot.org

Missouri 888-275-6636 www.modot.org

New Mexico 800-432-4269 www.nmroads.com

Texas 800-452-9292 www.drivetexas.org