I-44 and US-75 Interchange
Work Package 1, Tulsa County
|Please click the link below for the virtual open house summary|
|JP 33788(04) I-44 and US-75 Interchange, Work Package 1, Tulsa County|
|Daniel Webster High School Cafeteria
1919 West 40th Street
Tulsa, OK 74107 (Map)
Thursday, January 30, 2020
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The purpose of the open house is to update the public on the continued transportation improvements along the I-44 corridor and present the proposed design for Work Package 1. The open house will be a come and go event, no formal presentation will be conducted. Informational boards and displays will be available for the public to review. Project team members will be on hand to assist and answer questions.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is proposing improvements to the I-44 corridor from Union Ave. to the Arkansas River, including reconstruction of the I-44/US-75 interchange in the City of Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma (see attached map). I-44 is part of the Primary Highway Freight System, which includes the most critical highway portions of the nation’s freight transportation network. This portion of I-44 is one of the oldest remaining portions of interstate in Oklahoma and is the only remaining 4-lane piece in the Tulsa area. There is a high vehicle collision rate, and the existing highway will not adequately accommodate the anticipated future traffic volumes. The existing I-44/US-75 interchange experiences significant congestion in several directions during peak travel periods.
The purpose of this project is to improve safety and traffic operations and improve mobility in the I-44/US-75 corridor. ODOT conducted a preliminary engineering study in 2017 followed by a public meeting in November 2017 where alternative corridor improvements were presented. Please click here for a link to the previous meeting. Based on this study and public input ODOT selected a preferred design. Work Package 1, scheduled to begin construction in 2020, is the first in a series of five construction projects (Work Packages) required to complete the corridor improvements. Future Work Packages will be programmed into the 8 Year Construction Work Plan as funding becomes available to complete the ultimate improvements of the interchange and adjacent highway corridors.
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ODOT Environmental Programs Division
OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
200 N.E. 21st Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3204