I-35 narrows, lanes shift between Thackerville and Marietta through late September
This project is weather permitting:
I-35 will be narrowed to one lane in each direction and traffic will be shifted to a new configuration about four miles north of SH-153 (mm 9) between Thackerville and Marietta in Love County beginning at noon Friday and continuing through late September for bridge demolition as part of an ongoing bridge project that continues through spring 2022.
All lanes of I-35 are rescheduled to reopen in time for the University of Oklahoma’s Red River Showdown football game in Texas, after which the interstate will again be narrowed as work resumes. Additional advisories will be sent as work progresses.
The Oklahoma Transportation Commission awarded the $3 million contract for reconstruction of the E. 2180 Rd./Burkhart Rd. bridge over the interstate to C3 Construction, of Ada.
Drivers can expect lengthy delays and traffic backups along the I-35 corridor due to several construction projects and should consider using an alternate route, such as US-81 to the west or US-69/75 to the east. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead by checking current traffic conditions on the free Drive Oklahoma mobile app or by visiting https://www.oktraffic.org.
For more information on current I-35 corridor construction, alternate routes and other traveler's resources, visit https://oklahoma.gov/odot/citizen/major-projects/ongoing-projects/i-35-corridor-projects.html