Local & Regional
2:12 pm
Wed March 24, 2010

Traffic Headaches

Tulsa, OK – I-44 traffic shifted at 41st St. bridge, lanes narrow at Yale Ave. tonight
All lanes of westbound I-44 are now shifted onto a temporary diversion road on the north side of the highway between the 41st St. bridge and Yale Ave. until further notice. The speed limit is 45 mph, and drivers are urged to use extreme caution while traffic adjusts to this new route. Also, drivers can expect various lane closures on eastbound I-44 in this area from 7 p.m. to midnight tonight for striping.

165th E. Ave. closing at I-44 junction tonight
As part of scheduled work for the bridge replacements at the I-44/161st E. Ave. junction, all lanes of 165th E. Ave. are closed underneath I-44 from 7 p.m. tonight to 5 a.m. Wednesday.

US-169 narrows near I-244 junction nightly
The left lane of north and southbound US-169 will be closed from the I-244 junction to Pine St. from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly through Friday as part of a widening project.

51st St. narrows at Lewis Ave. Wednesday
Drivers can expect various lane closures on east and westbound 51st St. between Lewis Ave. and Pittsburgh Ave. (located between Harvard Ave. and Yale Ave.) from 7 a.m. Wednesday until further notice as part of the I-44 widening project. There will be at least one thru-lane of east and westbound 51st St. open at all times. Drives can expect delays in this area.

US-64 narrows at 131st St. South daily
The right lane of southbound US-64 will be closed at 131st St. South from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through Friday as part of a sidewalk project by the City of Bixby.

Inner Dispersal Loop ramps, lanes closed until further notice
All westbound lanes of I-244 on the north leg of Tulsa's IDL are closed. The following lanes and ramps are closed until further notice:
Westbound I-244 on & off-ramps at Cincinnati/Detroit (on north leg of IDL).
Northbound and southbound US-75 off-ramps to westbound I-244.
The southbound Tisdale Parkway off-ramp to westbound US-412/US-64/SH-51
All lanes of Elgin Ave. under the north leg of the IDL.

Additional lane closures include:
The right lane of southbound US-75 at the northeast corner of the IDL from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday
Project map and detour information are on the ODOT Web site: http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/newsmedia/tulsa-idl/route.php

SH-11 narrows at I-244 junction Wednesday
Drivers can expect various lane closures and short-term delays on westbound SH-11 between the I-244 junction and Airport Rd. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday for sign work.

On-going Construction Projects:
SH-66 narrows in Claremore
Drivers can expect various lane closures on north and southbound SH-66 in Claremore between Will Rogers Blvd. and Blue Starr Drive, and also from Flint/King Rd. to Country Club Road until further notice as part of a pavement rehabilitation project.

Darlington Ave., access road closed at I-44 until further notice
The westbound I-44 on-ramp from Darlington Ave., the westbound frontage road at Darlington Ave., and all lanes of Darlington Ave. at the I-44 junction are closed until further notice as part of a widening project on I-44. Also, the right lane of the westbound frontage road between Yale Ave. and Harvard Ave. is closed until further notice as part of this project.

I-44 widening project - access changes at Yorktown Ave., Utica Ave.
- E. Skelly Dr. (access road north of I-44) closed between Yorktown Ave. and Rockford Ave. until further notice.
-All lanes of Utica Ave. are closed at the I-44 access road junction (north of the highway) until further notice for utility work.

I-44 widening project at 193rd E. Ave. - access changes
-North and southbound 193rd E. Ave. is narrowed to one lane in each direction at the I-44 junction until further notice.
-Traffic taking the eastbound I-44 off-ramp to 193rd E. Ave. is shifted onto a temporary roadway until further notice.
-All eastbound I-44/SH-66 traffic is shifted onto a temporary diversion road just east of the 193rd E. Ave. junction. The speed limit is lowered to 45 mph and drivers are urged to use extreme caution. Delays can be expected in this area.

US-412/US-64 narrowed near Cimarron Turnpike
Drivers can expect various lane closures on eastbound US-412/US-64 between the end of the Cimarron Turnpike and the Lake Keystone Bridge until further notice for resurfacing.