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I-40and Choctaw Rd.
Interchange Reconstruction and Widening

Eastbound and westbound I-40 will be widened to six lanes plus auxiliary lanes from I-240 to Peebly Rd. in 2018 and the I-40 and Choctaw Rd. interchange will be reconstructed by mid-2020.

Traffic Alert

I-40 lanes narrow, shift at Choctaw Rd. through earlySeptember

Westbound and eastboundI-40 lanes are narrowed and shiftedbetweenChoctaw Rd. (mm 166) and I-240 through early September for ongoing construction work. Motorists are advised to use caution in the area and to expect delays during peak commute times.

Note: This work zone is adjacent to an Oklahoma Turnpike Authority work zone on I-40 between Peebly Rd. (mm 169) and Harrah-Newalla Rd. (mm 172). For information on this project, contact the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority at 405-425-3600 or visit

About the Project

  • The I-40 and Choctaw Road interchange (mm 165-167)will be reconstructed from a partial clover leaf interchange to a full diamond interchange.

  • I-40 will be widened to six lanes plus auxiliary lanes from the I-240 junction to Peebly Rd. (mm 169).

  • Additionally, Choctaw Rd. will be widened to four lanes between S.E. 78th St. and S.E. 71st St. The Choctaw Rd. ramps to I-40 will be signalized and have dedicated right and left turn lanes added.

  • The project went to bid in September 2017 and went before the Oklahoma Transportation Commission in October 2017 for consideration.

  • The up to $75 million contract was awarded to Duit Construction Co. Inc. of Edmond.

  • Work began in January 2018 and is expected to take more than two years to complete.

  • An average of 56,000 vehicles per day travel this area.

Driving Information

  • Drivers can expect two lanes open to traffic on eastbound and westbound I-40, however, there will be work occurring during nights and weekends that may narrow I-40to one lane in each direction intermittently.

  • Speed limit will be reduced through the construction zone.

  • Motorists could use SH-102 to US-62 or SH-102 to SH-9 as alternative routes into and out of the Oklahoma City metro area.

  • Lane closures will be announced in the Traffic Advisories section of sign up for daily lane closures sent to your email, go to to sign up or follow @OKDOT on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Check current interstate conditions at for real-time traffic information ahead of your commute or use ODOT'sDrive Oklahoma app available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

  • Additional Information

  • Eastbound and westbound I-40 also will be reconstructed and widened to six lanes from Peebly Rd. (mm 169) east to the Oklahoma and Pottawatomie county line (mm173) in two projects:

    • In 2017, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority awarded the Northeast OK County Loop turnpike project that will link I-40 and I-44 (Turner Turnpike). This $44 million interchange project includes the widening of I-40 to six lanes from just east of Peebly Rd. (mm 169) to just east of Luther Rd. (mm 171) where the new turnpike interchange will link to I-40. ODOT will participate in the construction cost at about $16 million. Learn more about this project here.

    • In FFY 2021, ODOT plans to widen I-40 from just east of Luther Rd. (mm 171) to just east of Harrah-Newalla Rd. (mm 173) — estimated $32 million.

  • These projects are part of an overall I-40 corridor widening plan from I-240 in Oklahoma to Shawnee.

Project Background

SEE the materials from the March 2014 public meeting for the I-40widening from Choctaw Rd. to the Pottawotamie County line.

LEARN more about the 2010 environmental assessment public information meeting for I-40between I-240 and Choctaw Rd.

Last Modified on Jun 14, 2023
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