Concrete barriers set for installation on I-40

Thursday, October 28th 2004, 7:05 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ concrete safety barriers will be installed on an Oklahoma City section of I-40 where two people died in a fiery crossover collision.

Transportation officials say construction is scheduled to begin in January. The work is expected to be completed in about a year

Two people were killed Monday when their pickup truck went out of control on wet pavement and crossed the interstate highway. It struck a tractor-trailer rig that was hauling tires.

The area where the collision occurred was targeted by the Transportation Department in 2003 for safety improvements to reduce collisions.

A total of 21 crossover collisions occurred on the same stretch of interstate between January 2000 and August 31st.