I-44 Bridge/Ramp Rehabilitation at May Ave.
The westbound I-44 bridge/ramp over SH-66/39th Expressway and SH-74/Lake Hefner Parkway will undergo a rehabilitation project through spring 2019
About the Project
- This project will rehabilitate the westbound I-44 bridge/ramp over SH-66/39th Expressway and SH-74/Lake Hefner Parkway in northwest Oklahoma City. This is the bridge/ramp that carries westbound to southbound I-44 traffic just west of May Ave. to N.W. 36th St.
- This preventative maintenance project will replace the bridge deck surface and bridge joints and rehabilitate piers and columns.
- The work will be similar to a bridge rehabilitation project in 2017 on the I-44 Belle Isle bridge, but on a much smaller scale.
- The bridge/ramp was built in 1973 and is rated structurally deficient.
- More than 93,000 vehicles per day on average travel I-44 in this area.
- The $4 million contract with Manhattan Road and Bridge Co. of Tulsa was awarded by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission on March 5.
The I-44 bridge will be narrowed to one lane between May Ave. and N.W. 36th St. through spring 2019.
The bridge deck will be replaced one half at a time to allow I-44 to remain open to one lane of traffic during construction.
Motorists can expect major night-time closures of SH-74 and SH-66/39th Expressway for safety during the bridge work.
Ramps to SH-66/39th Expressway and SH-74/Lake Hefner Parkway will remain open for most of the project, but will have some intermittent closures/
Lane closures will be announced in the Traffic Advisories section of www.odot.org. To sign up for daily lane closures sent to your email, go to www.odot.org to sign up or follow @OKDOT on Twitter and Facebook.
Check current interstate conditions at www.oktraffic.org for real-time traffic information ahead of your commute.
Last Modified on 07/05/2019
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