Northbound I-35 to close at I-40 Sept. 30-Oct. 3 for resurfacing
Northbound I-35 will remain narrowed between I-40 (mm 127) and I-44 (mm 133) from 7 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday for ongoing prep work for this weekend's full closure for resurfacing.
This 4-mile resurfacing project is an interim fix to help preserve the pavement and improve the surface for motorists until future reconstruction of this section of I-35, which is tentatively scheduled for 2029. This second weekend closure is part of an effort to lessen the disruption to I-35 traffic, shortening the project from an original estimated five months to less than two months, weather permitting. Previously, southbound I-35 work was completed Sept. 16-18 with the contractor reopening the interstate to traffic earlier than expected. Home game day traffic to both OU and OSU games and traffic to the State Fair of Oklahoma were taken into consideration in scheduling the weekend closures.
Motorists can expect:
- Sept. 30 — Northbound I-35 will be fully closed between I-40 (mm 127) and I-44 (mm 133) from 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, to 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3. Ramp closures for this weekend include:
- Westbound I-40 ramp to Sunnylane Rd.,
- Westbound I-40 ramp to Scott St., and
- Westbound I-40 ramp to northbound I-35.
Detour will be northbound I-235/US-77 to eastbound I-44 to northbound I-35.
Crews plan to fully resurface the 4-mile section of northbound I-35 during the weekend closure.
Motorists are advised to start planning for their alternate routes and to expect congestion and delays at both the I-44 and I-40 junctions during the weekend closure.
Updates will be sent as conditions change during the weekend.
Even after northbound I-35 opens Oct. 3, motorists can expect intermittent nightly lane closures to complete striping, guardrail repairs and other clean up items through mid-October.
The nearly $5 million project was awarded in May by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission to Haskell Lemon Construction of Oklahoma City. Weather permitting, the project is expected to complete by mid-October.