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New I-40 Interchange Opens in El Reno

The I-40 and Radio Rd. interchange in El Reno opened to traffic Nov. 3, 2016. A new five-lane bridge was built over I-40 and includes traffic signals for the eastbound and westbound on- and off-ramps to I-40.

Radio Rd. Project Details

  • ODOT opened Nov. 3, 2016, a new I-40 overpass bridge and a diamond-shaped interchange with on- and off-ramps at Radio Rd. in Canadian County to help facilitate traffic into El Reno.
  • Construction started Nov. 2, 2015.
  • Unique public-private partnerships brought this project into creation. Partners include the City of El Reno, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, now Seventy Seven Energy Corp., and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
  • The purpose of the project is to improve safety and interstate access, which also will help accommodate economic growth in the area.
  • Radio Rd. is two miles east of US-81 in Canadian County.
  • In 2012, there were 34,920 vehicles a day on average traveling I-40 in this area. ODOT projects that traffic will increase to 59,270 vehicles a day on average by 2032.
  • Sherwood Construction Co. Inc. of Tulsa was awarded the $17 million contract at the June 1, 2015, Oklahoma Transportation Commission meeting.
  • A companion project by the City of El Reno widened Radio Road to four lanes from I-40 north to SH-66. This project also was awarded to Sherwood Construction Co.
Westbound I-40 traffic passes by fresh dirt work for a new off-ramp to Radio Rd. in El Reno in 2015.
Construction crews work in 2015 on the new diamond-shaped I-40 interchange at Radio Rd. The project took a year to complete.
State and local dignitaries dedicated the new I-40 and Radio Rd. interchange Nov. 3, 2016.
Last Modified on Jun 14, 2023
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