Crews Close Bridge From Turnpike To Lake Hefner Parkway

Monday, November 5th 2012, 8:42 am
By: News 9

Construction crews shut down the bridge from Kilpatrick Turnpike to southbound Lake Hefner Parkway just after midnight Monday, forcing 8,500 drivers to find a new way to get around in the area.

Crews are rebuilding a pier support to the bridge so they can widen the turnpike.

The bridge is expected to be closed for about 90 days. The contractor will receive a bonus if construction is finished early.

During the closure, commuters take the Portland Avenue exit to Lake Hefner Parkway.

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