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I-44 Bridge/Ramp Rehabilitation at May Ave.

The westbound I-44bridge/ramp over SH-66/39thExpressway and SH-74/Lake Hefner Parkway will undergo a rehabilitation project through spring 2019

About the Project

  • This project will rehabilitate the westbound I-44 bridge/ramp over SH-66/39th Expressway and SH-74/Lake Hefner Parkway in northwest Oklahoma City. This is the bridge/ramp that carries westbound to southbound I-44 traffic just west of May Ave. to N.W. 36th St.

  • This preventative maintenance project will replace the bridge deck surface and bridge joints and rehabilitate piers and columns.

  • The work will be similar to a bridge rehabilitation project in 2017 on the I-44 Belle Isle bridge, but on a much smaller scale.

  • The bridge/ramp was built in 1973 and is rated structurally deficient.

  • More than 93,000 vehicles per day on average travel I-44 in this area.

  • The $4 million contract with Manhattan Road and Bridge Co. of Tulsa was awarded by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission on March 5.

Traffic Impacts

  • The I-44 bridgewill be narrowed to one lane between May Ave. and N.W. 36th St. through spring 2019.

  • The bridge deck will be replaced one half at a time to allow I-44 to remain open to one lane of traffic during construction.

  • Motorists can expect major night-time closures of SH-74 and SH-66/39th Expressway for safety during the bridge work.

  • Ramps to SH-66/39th Expressway and SH-74/Lake Hefner Parkway will remain open for most of the project, but will have some intermittent closures/

  • Lane closures will be announced in the Traffic Advisories section sign up for daily lane closures sent to your email, go towww.odot.orgto sign up or follow @OKDOT on Twitter and Facebook.

  • Check current interstate conditions atwww.oktraffic.orgfor real-time traffic information ahead of your commute.

Last Modified on Oct 21, 2020
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