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Plan Ahead for I-40 Corridor Construction, Delays

I-40 is narrowed in several locations in Oklahoma for ongoing construction.


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I-40and SH-6 bridge and interchange reconstruction in Elk City – BeckhamCo.

Impact to Traffic

  • I-40 will be intermittently narrowed to one lane in each direction at SH-6 (mm 38) in Elk City through mid-2020.
  • SH-6 is narrowed to one lane in each direction at I-40.
  • I-40 on-ramps will be closed intermittently and I-40 will have minimal off-ramp closures.
  • Minimal nighttime full closures of I-40 and SH-6 will occur in fall 2019. During the full I-40 closures, traffic will be directed onto the ramps then back on to the interstate.
  • The speed limit is reduced through the work zone.


About the Project

  • The $16 million contract for two bridge projects was awarded to Frontier Bridge, Inc. of Okarche
  • Project includes construction of the state's first Diverging Diamond Interchange at I-40 and SH-6 with new traffic signals at the ramps and aesthetic elements in partnership with the City of Elk City. The contract also includes another bridge project on I-40 Business in Sayre.
  • The project began in May 2019 and is expected to complete in summer 2020.
  • View more project information here.

I-40 interchange construction in Yukon – Canadian Co.

Impact to Traffic

  • Drivers can expect workers and equipment near the roadway on I-40 just west of Garth Brooks Blvd. (near mm 135) in Yukon. Future I-40 lane closures will be announced as work progresses.
  • Frisco Rd. will be closed between 10th St. and Vandament Ave. and N.W. 23rd St. will be closed to thru-traffic from Richland Rd. and Frisco Rd from Sept. 10 through summer 2021.
  • The speed limit is reduced through the work zone.


About the Project

  • The $14 million contract was awarded to Sherwood Construction Co., of Tulsa
  • Project includes construction of a new interchange at Frisco Rd. in partnership with the City of Yukon and the Federal Highway Administration
  • The project began in September 2020 and is expected to complete in summer 2021.

I-40bridge reconstruction near SunnylaneRd.in Del City - Oklahoma Co.

Impact to Traffic

  • Eastbound I-40 will be narrowed to two lanes initially during peak commute hours between Sunnylane Rd.(mm 155) andHudiburgDr. (mm 156B) in Del City starting in late summer 2020. Motorists can expect eastbound I-40to narrow to one lane at night the first week of work as the work zone is put into place.
  • In general, eastbound and westbound I-40 will be narrowed to two lanes in this area.
  • On- and off-ramps will be affected intermittentlythroughout the 2.5-year-long project with some ramps closed several weeks at a time.
  • The speed limit is reduced in the work zone.


About the Project

  • The nearly $80millioncontract was awarded to Manhattan Road and Bridge Co. of Tulsa
  • Six new bridges and approaches are planned on eastbound and westbound I-40at CrutchoCreek, S.E. 15thSt. and Sooner Rd. in Del City.
  • The bridges will be widened to accommodate a fourth lane in each direction and built taller to bring them to modern bridge standards.
  • Work began in late summer 2020 and continues through 2023.



I-40widening & Choctaw Rd. interchange in Oklahoma City – Oklahoma Co.

Impact to Traffic

  • Drivers can expecteastbound and westbound I-40 lane clousures between I-240 (mm 165) and Peebly Rd. (mm 169) in Oklahoma City.
  • The on- and off-ramps at Choctaw Rd. (mm 166) are shifted to new alignments.
  • The speed limit is reduced through the work zone.


About the Project

  • The up to $75 million contract was awarded toDuit Construction Co. Inc., of Edmond
  • Project includeswidening I-40 from the I-240junction to PeeblyRd. and reconstruction the I-40 and Choctaw Rd. interchange
  • Work began in early 2018 and continues through late summer 2020.
  • View more project information here

I-40 resurfacing near Shawnee - Pottawatomie/Seminole Co.

Impact to Traffic

  • I-40 will be narrowed to one lane in each direction at various locations between SH-18 (mm 186) in Shawnee and US-377/SH-99 (mm 200) near Seminole from Aug. 10 through fall 2020.
  • During construction, lane closures will be about four miles long at any given time.
  • The speed limit will be reduced in the work zone.

About the Project

  • The $6 million contract was awarded to Haskell Lemon Construction Co., of Oklahoma City
  • Project includes resurfacing of 14 miles of east and westbound I-40 pavement
  • Work began in late summer 2020 and continues through fall 2020.

I-40 bridge maintenance near Seminole - Seminole Co.

Impact to Traffic

  • Drivers can expect various lane closures on east and westbound I-40 about two miles east of US-377/SH-99 (mm 202) north of Seminole through September.
  • The speed limit is reduced in the work zone

About the Project

  • The $689,000 contract was awarded to Spartan Contracting, LLC, of Hubbard, Ohio
  • Project routine bridge maintenance at Turkey Creek, along with several other highway bridges in east-central Oklahoma
  • Work began in late summer 2020 and continues through September 2020

I-40 resurfacing near Okemah - Okfuskee Co.

Impact to Traffic

  • I-40is narrowed to one lane in each direction between Clearview Rd. (mm 227) and US-62 West/SH-27 (mm 221) in Okemah through summer 2020
  • The speed limit is reduced in the work zone

About the Project

  • The $19 million contract was awarded to Haskell Lemon Construction Co., of Oklahoma City
  • Project includes resurfacing nearly six miles of westbound I-40 and cable barrier improvement
  • Work began in winter 2019and continues through summer 2020

I-40 and US-69 ramp resurfacing near Checotah - McIntosh Co.


Impact to Traffic

  • The northbound US-69 off-ramp to eastbound I-40 near Checotah will be closed at various times from Monday, Sept. 21 through late September.
  • Drivers should continue north on US-69 to US-266 in Checotah and then go back south on US-69 to access eastbound I-40.
  • The speed limit is reduced in the work zone.

About the Project

  • Project includes surface repairs to the US-69 ramp to I-40 by ODOT maintenance crews.
  • Work continues through late September 2020.




I-40pavement & bridge rehabilitation near Checotah- McIntosh Co.

Impact to Traffic

  • I-40is narrowed to one lane in each direction at US-69Business/Broadway St. (mm 265) near Checotah through early2021.
  • The westbound I-40 off-ramp to US-69B is detoured to US-69.
  • The speed limit is reduced in the work zone.

About the Project

  • The nearly $16 million contract was awarded to Oklahoma Bridge Company, Inc. of Edmond
  • Project includespavement and bridge rehabilitation at US-69Business and Union Pacific Railroad bridges
  • Work began in winter 2019and continues through early 2021

I-40 pavement & bridge rehabilitation between Gore & Vian - Sequoyah Co.


Impact to Traffic

  • I-40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between SH-10/Carlile Rd. (mm 291) near Gore and SH-82 (mm 297) near Vian through 2020
  • The speed limit is reduced in the work zone


About the Project

  • The nearly $37 million contract was awarded to Duit Construction, Co., of Oklahoma City
  • Project includes pavement and bridge rehabilitation at SH-82 and the Little Vian Creek and Big Vian Creek bridges
  • Work began in fall 2019 and continues through 2020.

I-40 interchange, bridge reconstruction in Sallisaw - Sequoyah Co.

Impact to Traffic

  • I-40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between US-64 (mm 311)and just east of US-59 (mm 308) in Sallisaw through early 2021
  • The speed limit is reduced in the work zone


About the Project

  • The $42 million contract was awarded to Sherwood Construction, of Tulsa
  • The project will replace or rehabilitate ten bridges on I-40 from the US-64 interchange to just east of the US-59 junction. Pavement will also be reconstructed and ramps will be widened to improve merging points at the I-40/US-64 interchange.
  • Work began in early 2019 and continues through early 2021.


Learn about future I-40 improvements scheduled in ODOT's Eight-Year Construction Work Plan

Last Modified on Nov 02, 2020
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