I-40 and Choctaw Rd.
Interchange Reconstruction and Widening
Eastbound and westbound I-40 will be widened to six lanes plus auxiliary lanes from I-240 to Peebly Rd. in 2018 and the I-40 and Choctaw Rd. interchange will be reconstructed by 2020.
I-40 work continues between I-240 and Peebly Rd., Triple X Rd. bridge closed through mid-2019
Drivers should be alert to narrowed lanes on east and westbound I-40 between I-240 (mm 165) and Peebly Rd. (mm 169) as part of on-going widening and interchange reconstruction at Choctaw Rd. continuing through 2020. Motorists can expect two lanes open in each direction during peak commute times. The Triple X Rd. bridge over I-40 is closed through mid-2019. Drivers must use an alternate route. More information: https://www.ok.gov/odot/I40_and_Choctaw_Road.html.
This work zone is adjacent to an Oklahoma Turnpike Authority work zone on I-40 between Peebly Rd. (mm 169) and Harrah-Newalla Rd. (mm 172). For information on this project, contact the OTA at 405-425-3600 or visit https://www.pikepass.com. Learn more about the Eastern OK County Corridor project at https://www.drivingforwardok.com/
About the Project
- The I-40 and Choctaw Road interchange (mm 165-167) will be reconstructed from a partial clover leaf interchange to a full diamond interchange.
- I-40 will be widened to six lanes plus auxiliary lanes from the I-240 junction to Peebly Rd. (mm 169).
- Additionally, Choctaw Rd. will be widened to four lanes between S.E. 78th St. and S.E. 71st St. The Choctaw Rd. ramps to I-40 will be signalized and have dedicated right and left turn lanes added.
- The project went to bid in September 2017 and went before the Oklahoma Transportation Commission in October 2017 for consideration.
- The up to $75 million contract was awarded to Duit Construction Co. Inc. of Edmond.
- Work began in January 2018 and is expected to take more than two years to complete.
- An average of 56,000 vehicles per day travel this area.
- Eastbound and westbound I-40 also will be reconstructed and widened to six lanes from Peebly Rd. (mm 169) east to the Oklahoma and Pottawatomie county line (mm 173) in two projects:
- In 2017, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority awarded the Northeast OK County Loop turnpike project that will link I-40 and I-44 (Turner Turnpike). This $44 million interchange project includes the widening of I-40 to six lanes from just east of Peebly Rd. (mm 169) to just east of Luther Rd. (mm 171) where the new turnpike interchange will link to I-40. ODOT will participate in the construction cost at about $16 million. Learn more about this project here.
- In FFY 2021, ODOT plans to widen I-40 from just east of Luther Rd. (mm 171) to just east of Harrah-Newalla Rd. (mm 173) — estimated $32 million.
- These projects are part of an overall I-40 corridor widening plan from I-240 in Oklahoma to Shawnee.
SEE the materials from the March 2014 public meeting for the I-40 widening from Choctaw Rd. to the Pottawotamie County line.
LEARN more about the 2010 environmental assessment public information meeting for I-40 between I-240 and Choctaw Rd.
Last Modified on 04/25/2019
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