New I-44 Widening Project Underway In Tulsa

Monday, January 17th 2011, 4:19 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Work is underway on the latest project to widen I-44 in Tulsa.

The interstate will go from four to six lanes between 41st street to the Broken Arrow Expressway.

1/14/2011 Related Story: Additional I-44 Construction Project Begins Monday In Tulsa

The Oklahoma of Transportation is also moving the I-44 off-ramp to 41st street to help ease congestion.

"It will take traffic along a route up to near Hudson Avenue on 41st," Kenna Mitchell, an ODOT spokesperson, said.  "So it's an entirely different location than what drivers are used to as far as that exit ramp, but it'll be a major improvement for their safety."

The $12 million project will take a year to finish.

Keep up with construction projects in and around Tulsa by checking out the Daily Detour.