Expect Delays On I-44 At Arkansas River Bridge

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 8:44 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- Driving on I-44 over the Arkansas River is going to be challenging for the next couple of days as people get used to traffic flow changes.

The reason is construction work to widen I-44 between Riverside Drive and Peoria.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says westbound drivers on I-44 need to be aware that the westbound bridge will be handling both east and westbound traffic.

As part of the project, the eastbound I-44 on-ramp from Riverside Drive will be closed temporarily while the eastbound off-ramp to Riverside Drive will be closed permanently.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is stepping up enforcement of the speed limits in the construction zone to get drivers to slow down.

8/18/2011 Related Story: Highway Patrol Goes After Speeders In Tulsa's I-44 Construction Zone

The projected completion date is 2013.

For the latest information on road construction in the Tulsa area, check out the Daily Detour on NewsOn6.com.