Per the Oklahoma Department of Transportation:
An approximately $16 million interchange improvement project has started at I-44 and US-169. The most significant portion of this project will be the construction of a new eastbound I-44 to northbound US-169 ramp on a new bridge adjacent to the current bridge over I-44. Other work includes pavement rehabilitation on other ramps throughout the interchange and rehabilitation of the US-169 bridge over I-44. Initial impacts to traffic include:
- I-44 will be narrowed to two lanes in both directions at US-169,
- Northbound US-169 will be narrowed to two lanes at I-44,
- Motorists traveling from westbound I-44 to northbound US-169 will have a limited merge area, and
- The speed limit will be reduced to 55 MPH on both I-44 and US-169.
Drivers are urged to use extra caution throughout the work zone and expect delays, especially during peak travel times.
This project is expected to be completed in late 2023.