US-81/US-60 lanes narrow at SH-45 north of Enid in June for nearly year-long reconstruction project
A $17.5 million project to reconstruct US-81/US-60 north of Enid in Garfield County has begun. This work will impact traffic through spring 2021, and drivers are urged to plan ahead for delays and congestion in the corridor.
The work zone is on US-81/US-60 between SH-45/W. Carrier Rd. to County Line Rd./E0920 Rd. at the Grant County line. The project will rehabilitate travel lanes, reconstruct shoulders and add a left turn lane from northbound US-81/US-60 to westbound SH-45. Additionally, left turn lanes will be added throughout the project at section line roads.
The initial phase of work will be on US-81/US-60 between the SH-45 junction and the junction of Kremlin Rd./Keowee Rd. where lanes will narrow and traffic will be shifted by late June. Work generally will occur between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday with some weekend work possible as necessary.
Drivers should plan ahead for delays or locate an alternate route and the speed limit will be reduced throughout the work zone.
The project was awarded in March 2020 by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission to The Cummins Construction Co. and work is expected to take nearly a year to complete, weather permitting.