SH-51/BA Expwy narrows to one lane near downtown Tulsa beginning June 8 for 30 days
East and westbound SH-51/US-64/Broken Arrow Expwy will be narrowed to one lane in each direction between Lewis Ave. and the US-75 junction beginning at 9 a.m., Thursday, June 8, for approximately 30 days, weather permitting. The closure is necessary to place concrete near bridges within the work zone. Drivers should also be aware of a new traffic pattern beginning Saturday, June 10. Once the new traffic pattern is established, the following ramps will be closed for approximately 60 days:
- The westbound SH-51 ramp to northbound US-75 (southeast corner of the Inner Dispersal Loop) will be closed.
- The westbound SH-51 on-ramp from 13th Pl. near Utica Ave.will be closed.
- The eastbound SH-51 off-ramp to Utica Ave. will be closed.
- The eastbound SH-51 on-ramp from 14th St. and the westbound on-ramp from 15th St. will remain closed.
Pavement rehabilitation project on BA Expressway near downtown Tulsa
East and westbound SH-51/US-64/BA Expwy are reduced to two lanes between Lewis Ave. and US-75 (southeast corner of the Inner Dispersal Loop). Work began in January 2023 and is expected to last through late 2023. Drivers are urged to use extra caution throughout the work zone and expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
This approximately $15 million project on SH-51/US-64/Broken Arrow Expwy between Peoria Ave. and Lewis Ave. will completely resurface the highway in this area as well as add new shoulders and barrier wall in the median. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction, except a 30-day period when traffic will be reduced to a single lane each way, notice will be sent when this occurs.
The Oklahoma Transportation Commission awarded the contract for this project to Sherwood Construction Inc. in August 2022.