ODOT Releases OU-Texas Traffic Advisory Ahead Of Rivalry Weekend


Wednesday, October 6th 2021, 1:21 pm
By: News 9


The Oklahoma Department of Transportation released a traffic advisory for OU-Texas weekend.

No. 6 Oklahoma hopes to remain undefeated against a No. 21 Texas when they play on Saturday at the Texas State Fair in Dallas.

Fans from Oklahoma will likely see traffic while traveling to the area.

The advisory is below:

Oklahoma Transportation

Statewide:

I-35 lanes OPEN, speed limit reduced in work zone between Wayne and Pauls Valley; I-35 ramp at SH-59 closed, McClain Co./Garvin Co.

All lanes of north and southbound I-35 between SH-59 near Wayne and SH-19 in Pauls Valley will be open to traffic Friday through Sunday for travel to and from the game. The speed limit in the work zone remains reduced to 60 mph and drivers should be alert to work zone signs, cones, barrels and equipment near the roadway. Additionally, the southbound I-35 on-ramp from SH-59 near Wayne is closed. Drivers can access southbound I-35 at SH-74 in Purcell, SH-145 near Paoli or SH-19 in Pauls Valley.

I-35 lanes OPEN in work zone between Marietta and Thackerville, Love Co.

All lanes of north and southbound I-35 are open north of SH-153 (mm 8-9) between Marietta and Thackerville. Drivers should be alert to work zone signs, cones, barrels and equipment near the roadway.

I-35 narrowed to one lane near Braman, Kay Co.

I-35 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between W. Braman Rd. (mm 230) and US-177 (mm 221) in Braman for bridge reconstruction.

I-40 narrowed to one lane near Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co.

I-40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between Dwight Mission Rd. (mm 303) and US-59 (mm 308) in Sallisaw for a bridge project.

I-40 narrowed to one lane in Vian, Sequoyah Co.

I-40 is intermittently narrowed to one lane in each direction at SH-82 (mm 297) in Vian for a bridge reconstruction project.

I-40 narrowed to one lane in Checotah, McIntosh Co.

I-40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction at US-69B (mm 265) in Checotah for bridge reconstruction.

I-40 narrowed to one lane in Okemah, Okfuskee Co.

I-40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between Clearview Rd. (mm 227) and US-62 West/SH-27 (mm 221) in Okemah for pavement reconstruction.

I-40 narrowed to one lane near Clinton, Custer Co. 

I-40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between Stafford Rd. (mm 57) near Foss and I-40B/Gary Blvd. (mm 65) in Clinton for pavement rehabilitation.

I-40 narrowed to one lane near SH-152 in Sayre, Beckham Co.

I-40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction near SH-152 (mm 23) in Sayre for bridge rehabilitation.

I-40B narrowed to one lane in Elk City, Beckham Co.

I-40B is narrowed to one lane in each direction over Elk Creek in Elk City for bridge reconstruction.

I-40B narrowed to one lane at Washita River in Clinton, Custer Co.

I-40B is narrowed to one lane in each direction at the Washita River east of US-183 in Clinton for bridge rehabilitation.

US-69 narrowed to one lane near Oktaha, Muskogee Co.

US-69 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between Oktaha and Summit for resurfacing.

US-69 narrowed to one lane near Eufaula, McIntosh Co.

US-69 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between SH-150/Texanna Rd. and SH-9 in Eufaula for pavement reconstruction.

US-69 narrowed to one lane in McAlester, Pittsburg Co.

US-69 is narrowed to one lane south of US-270 between Comanche Ave. and S. 14th St. in McAlester for reconstruction.

US-69/US-75 narrowed near Durant, Bryan Co.

US-69/US-75 is narrowed to two lanes in each direction south of US-70 near Durant for reconstruction.

US-77 narrowed to one lane near Pauls Valley, Garvin Co.

US-77 is narrowed to one lane with a temporary traffic signal at the Washita River two miles north of Pauls Valley for bridge rehabilitation.

US-377/SH-99 intermittently narrowed to one lane at Lake Texoma, Marshall Co.

US-377/SH-99 is intermittently narrowed to one lane at the Willis Bridge over Lake Texoma, south of Madill, for bridge reconstruction.

US-377/SH-99 narrowed to one lane with signals near Seminole, Seminole Co.

US-377/SH-99 is narrowed to one lane with a temporary signal directing traffic about one mile south of SH-59, between Seminole and Bowlegs, for bridge rehabilitation.

US-183 narrowed between Snyder and Manitou, Kiowa Co./Tillman Co.

US-183 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between Snyder and Manitou for resurfacing.

US-270/US-183 narrowed near Seiling, Major Co./Woodward Co.

US-270/US-183 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between Seiling and Mutual for pavement reconstruction.

US-270 narrowed near Oakwood, Dewey Co.

US-270 is narrowed in each direction between the SH-51 junction and Oakwood for pavement reconstruction.

Oklahoma Turnpike Authority

I-44/Turner Turnpike narrowed near Sapulpa, Creek Co.

I-44/Turner Turnpike is narrowed to one lane in each direction between SH-364/Creek Turnpike (mm 218) near Sapulpa and 49th W. Ave. (mm 222A) in Tulsa for ongoing reconstruction and widening.

Oklahoma City Metro:

I-235/I-44 interchange work continues through 2021; expect lane shifts and limited merge areas

Drivers should be alert to the following traffic impacts in the I-235/US-77 construction zone at I-44 for ongoing reconstruction and widening that continues through 2021:

  1. Motorists should be alert to changing conditions including lane shifts, narrowed lanes and limited merge areas at ramps along northbound and southbound I-235 between N. 50th St. and N. 63rd St. and along eastbound and westbound I-44 between Western Ave. (mm 126) and Kelley Ave. (mm 128B). Both I-235 and I-44 will be narrowed to two lanes in each direction during peak commute hours, but may narrow to one lane some nights and weekends.
  2. Drivers should plan ahead and use their Off Broadway alternate routes of I-35, I-40, SH-74/Lake Hefner Parkway and Martin Luther King Ave. to avoid the area.

I-40 narrowed at Sunnylane Rd. in Del City

Eastbound and westbound I-40 is narrowed to two lanes between Sunnylane Rd. (mm 155A) and Hudiburg Dr. (mm 156B) for bridge reconstruction at Crutcho Creek, S.E. 15th St. and Sooner Rd. Other traffic impacts include:

  1. The westbound I-40 on-ramp from Hudiburg Dr. is closed through winter 2022.
  2. There are limited merge areas at the I-40 and Sunnylane Rd., S.E. 15th and Sooner Rd. on-ramps within the work zone. Motorists are advised to be extra vigilant and use caution at ramps before merging.
  3. Eastbound traffic on the northern I-40 service road will be closed between S.E. 15th St. and Hudiburg Dr. from June 15 through winter 2021.
  4. Eastbound and westbound S.E. 15th St. is narrowed to one lane in each direction at the intersection with Vickie Dr./Tinker Diagonal with no left turn to the eastbound I-40 Service Rd. through winter 2022 with temporary traffic signals installed. 
  5. The westbound S.E. 15th St. left turn onto the I-40 service road will be closed through fall 2021.
  6. Sooner Rd. is intermittently narrowed to one lane in each direction under I-40 through spring 2022. Motorists may use the service roads for a detour during the closure.
  7. Motorists are advised to locate an alternate route such as I-240 and US-62/N.E. 23rd St. or plan extra travel time and be prepared for delays in the area. 

I-44 narrowed south of I-40; City streets narrowed

***Use alternate route, heavy congestion expected***

Drivers can expect reduced speed limits and the following lane and ramp closures on I-44 and city streets as part of ongoing bridge and pavement rehabilitation between I-40 (mm 120) and S.W. 74th St. (mm 114) that continues through 2021:

  1. Eastbound I-44 (runs north) is narrowed to two lanes between S.W. 15th St. (mm 119) and I-40 (mm 120) through fall 2021.
  2. Westbound I-44 (runs south) will remain narrowed to two lanes between I-40 and S.W. 15th St. through fall 2021.
  3. Drivers, including Will Rogers World Airport traffic, can expect significant delays and should plan extra travel time or use an alternate route, such as SH-4 or the John Kilpatrick Turnpike (toll road) to the west.

***This work zone is adjacent to the project below***

SH-152/Airport Rd. narrowed near I-44

Westbound SH-152/Airport Rd. is narrowed to one lane between I-44 and MacArthur Blvd. through 2021 for bridge work as part of a widening, resurfacing and bridge rehabilitation project that continues through summer 2022. Drivers, including Will Rogers World Airport traffic, can expect significant delays and should plan extra travel time

US-81 narrowed at North Canadian River north of El Reno

US-81 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between Jones Rd. N.E. and Britton Rd. N.E. north of El Reno for bridge rehabilitation over the North Canadian River through spring 2022. Motorists are advised to expect delays and plan for extra travel time in the area.

Tulsa Metro:

Southbound US-75 (east leg IDL) closed

Southbound US-75 (east leg of the Inner Dispersal Loop) is closed between Independence St. and US-64/SH-51 through spring 2022 for a resurfacing project. Various ramp closures that could impact traffic include

  1. Westbound I-244 to southbound US-75
  2. Eastbound I-244 to southbound US-75
  3. Southbound US-75 to eastbound I-244/US-412
  4. Southbound US-75 to eastbound SH-51/US-64/Broken Arrow Expressway
  5. Southbound US-75 to westbound SH-51/US-64
  6. 8th St. on ramp to southbound US-75/westbound US-64/SH-51 and eastbound US-64/SH-51/Broken Arrow Expressway
  7. 7th St. off ramp from southbound US-75
  8. 1st St. off ramp from southbound US-75

Traffic will detour to the other legs of the IDL. Traffic switches are expected later in the project to close northbound US-75. The entire project is expected to complete in early 2023, weather permitting.

I-44/US-75 interchange; lane and ramp closures, expect delays

As part of a project to widen I-44 from west of the Arkansas River to Union Ave., and to improve the I-44/US-75 interchange, significant delays can be expected especially during peak travel times. Drivers are urged to give their full attention to the road while traveling in these corridors. The project is scheduled for overall completion in early 2023.

  1. Union Ave. is closed over I-44 through early 2022. Union Ave. traffic will detour to 33rd Ave. for access across the interstate during this closure. Expect delays on this detour route and be alert to slower or stopped traffic.
  2. Drivers on southbound US-75 should be alert to traffic merging from the westbound I-44 on-ramp.
  3. East and westbound I-44 are narrowed to two lanes in this work zone. Drivers can expect significant delays in the corridor, especially during peak travel times.
  4. The eastbound I-44 off-ramp to northbound US-75 (mm 224B) and the southbound US-75 off-ramp to eastbound I-44 are closed through early 2022. Consider an alternate route, such as I-244.
  5. The eastbound I-44 on-ramp from Skelly Dr. (located just west of Union Ave.) is closed until early 2023. Use the on-ramp at 33rd W. Ave. for access to eastbound I-44 from Skelly Dr. during this time.
  6. Skelly Dr. is closed between Union Ave. and Olympia Ave. until further notice.
  7. The intersection of Skelly Dr. and Union Ave. is closed until further notice.

Lanes narrowed at I-44/I-244 junction (western split)

Drivers can expect various lane closures on eastbound and westbound I-44 between 49th W. Ave. and the western I-44/I-244 split, and also on westbound I-244 at the I-44 split as part of an ongoing sign and lighting project.

US-412/US-64/SH-51 narrowed near 49th W. Ave.

Drivers should be alert to traffic shifts, shoulder closures and reduced speeds on east and westbound US-412/US-64/SH-51 between 49th W. Ave. and 65th W. Ave. until further notice for a project by the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.

Yale Ave. closed at SH-20 junction near Collinsville

All lanes of north and southbound Yale Ave. are closed at the SH-20 junction until further notice as part of the ongoing SH-20 widening project near Collinsville. Traffic will be directed to use Whirlpool Dr. during this time. Drivers should continue to be alert to the construction zone and reduced speeds along eastbound and westbound SH-20 from the US-75 junction to Collinsville through summer 2022 as part of this project.