Virtual open house for future I-44/US-75 improvements in Tulsa now online
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is launching a virtual open house to provide updates on additional proposed improvements to I-44 between the Arkansas River and the I-244 junction (western split) in Tulsa.
This segment of I-44 is the oldest remaining section of interstate on the ODOT system and has also become increasingly congested due to its narrow configuration and outdated access points.
In 2017, the Department proposed five Work Packages to address the critical needs in the corridor and to modernize the I-44/US-75 interchange. Construction on Work Package 1 is currently underway, and updated designs and details for Work Packages 2-5 will be presented at the virtual open house. These include the continued reconfiguration of the I-44/US-75 interchange with additional bridges and flyover ramps, the widening of driving lanes and modifications to the US-75/61st St. South interchange.
The remaining Work Packages for the I-44/US-75 interchange are currently programmed for construction in FFY 2025 and FFY 2028, while a Work Package addressing further widening in the I-44 corridor west of Union Ave. is not currently programmed. These program timelines are subject to change based on available funding.
Visitors to the virtual open house will be able to view the proposed designs for Work Packages 2-5 and submit input. Due to COVID-19 precautions, this presentation is a web-based public viewing format with no in-person meetings scheduled.
I-44/US-75 Virtual Open House
Available now through June 30, 2021
Members of the public can visit www.odot.org/I44US75Tulsa through June 30 to view a presentation and other materials about the proposal and submit their comments. Those without internet access can contact the ODOT Environmental Programs Division at 200 N.E. 21st St., Ste. 3-D2a, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 or call 405-325-3269.