ODOT: More Traffic Changes For I-44 Widening Project In Tulsa

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 7:29 am
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says it has shifted several lanes of I-44 near Lewis because of a widening project.

On Sunday, eastbound traffic on I-44 shifted to a new section of pavement at Lewis.

ODOT says westbound traffic will be moved to new lanes Monday morning.  

ODOT says this is the third and final phase of the I-44 widening project from Yale to Riverside Drive which has been underway since 2009.

1/19/2009 Related Story: Breaking Ground On the Widening Of I-44 In Tulsa

before the project could begin in 2009, the state paid $88,000 a piece to have 45 houses cleared along the busy interstate highway. The entire project is expected to be finished later this year.

11/3/2008 Related Story: Record Bid Awarded For I-44 Widening Project

More than 80,000 vehicles travel on I-44 through Tulsa each day. State officials say this stretch of I-44 was built in the 1950s and it's the oldest section of interstate highway in the state.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation I-44 widening project plans