Bridge project narrows I-35, I-44 near N. 63rd St. Monday; expect delays, congestion in area
This project is weather permitting:
Motorists can expect lane and ramp closures on I-35 at N. 63rd St. that also will impact I-44 starting at 7 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, for a bridge reconstruction project.
A more than $66 million project was awarded by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission in August 2022 to Manhattan Road and Bridge Company of Tulsa. This project will replace two I-35 bridges that were built in 1958 while also enhancing the interchange to improve traffic flow in the area.
Motorists should plan now for alternate routes during the two-year construction project such as I-44 to I-235.
Initial impacts to traffic include:
- Northbound and southbound I-35 will be narrowed to two lanes in each direction between N. 50th St. (mm 132A) and Wilshire Blvd. (mm 134);
- Northbound and southbound I-35 may be intermittently narrowed to one lane between N. 50th St. and Wilshire Blvd. early in the project for work zone setup, including weekend closures;
- Westbound I-44 will be narrowed to one lane from Wilshire Blvd. (mm 134) to Martin Luther King Ave. (mm 129);
- The westbound I-44 Service Rd. will be closed between just south of N.E. 71st St. and N. Miramar Blvd. through spring 2023; and
- Eastbound and westbound N. 63rd St. will be narrowed to one lane in each direction between Bean Blossom Dr. and Bryant Ave. Motorists can expect this section of N. 63rd St. to be closed later in the project. During the closure, motorists may use Bryant Ave. and Martin Luther King Ave. as alternate routes.
Motorists can expect congestion and delays in the area, especially during peak commute times and are encouraged to plan extra travel time.