New northbound I-235/US-77 ramp to westbound I-44 now OPEN
The afternoon and evening commute will be different for I-235/I-44 interchange motorists, impacting the way drivers on northbound I-235/US-77 will access westbound I-44. Crews completed final striping at noon today and opened the new flyover ramp to traffic.
The following changes are now in place to exit from northbound I-235/US-77 to westbound I-44:
- Drivers need to be in the right lane of northbound I-235 and exit at N. 50th St. (mm 50B). Once on the ramp, stay to the left to access the new, one-lane ramp to westbound I-44 (mm 44A).
- There is a limited merge area at the end of the ramp onto westbound I-44. Be prepared to stop and yield to mainline I-44 traffic. This area remains an active construction zone. Motorists are urged to use extra caution in the area while traffic adjusts to the new configuration.
- The existing loop ramp to westbound I-44, which was accessed on the north end of the interchange, is now closed and will be removed from service. (Shown on the map below in red.)
When complete, the I-235/I-44 interchange will be the first four-level interchange on the state highway system. The future eastbound I-44 flyover ramp to northbound US-77/Broadway Ext. is expected to open in fall 2020 while overall construction work continues on the $105 million Off Broadway project through fall 2021. Motorists are reminded to continue using their Off Broadway alternate routes such as I-35, SH-74/Lake Hefner Parkway, I-40, Lincoln Blvd. and Martin Luther King Ave.