I-35 widening at Thackerville
- This project includes construction of new outside lanes to widen I-35 from four to six lanes between US-77 North (mm 1) and Winstar Blvd./Rogers Rd (mm 3) near Thackerville in Love County.
- The more than $11 million contract was awarded to C3 Construction, of Ada. The Chickasaw Nation provided $1 million toward the cost of construction.
- Once work begins, the project is expected take about six months to complete.
- This widening project will connect with an upcoming partnership project by the Texas Department of Transportation, the Chickasaw Nation and ODOT to widen I-35 from Gainesville across the Red River to US-77 North (mm 1) near Thackerville.
- ODOT’s Eight-Year Construction Work Plan includes funding to begin right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation for future I-35 widening between Thackerville and Marietta. Reconstruction of the I-35 interchange at SH-153 in Thackerville is also tentatively scheduled in the Eight-Year Plan for 2027.
Impact to Traffic
- Two lanes of I-35 will remain open in each direction during construction.
- I-35 on- and off-ramps will generally remain open; however, some short-term closures may be necessary during certain phases of construction.
- Drivers can expect lane shifts, narrowed lane widths and shoulder closures on north and southbound I-35.
- The speed limit will be reduced in the work zone.
Read the press release here
Members of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission voted to award a more than $11 million contract to widen I-35 to six lanes between US-77 North (mm 1) and Rogers Rd./Winstar Blvd. (mm 3) just north of the Texas state line near Thackerville.