More Congestion Expected At Dysfunction Junction


Monday, May 11th 2009, 4:38 pm
By: News On 6


News On 6

CATOOSA, OK -- What's often called "Dysfunction Junction" is getting even more congested.

That's because crews closed the right lane of southbound 193rd East Avenue at I-44.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is moving utilities as part of a 21-month, $50 million rebuilding plan for the area, which is notorious for back-ups.

The project will double the lanes on both I-44 and 193rd, as well as repair the I-44 bridges and widen the on and off ramps.

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It will take most of the week to move the utilities, so drivers are encouraged to plan some extra time for driving through the area.