New Year, New Ramp; I-44 ramp project opening Saturday months ahead of schedule

Posted on: 9:05 pm, January 16, 2014, by , updated on: 06:52am, January 17, 2014

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Motorists are starting early 2014 with a much improved ramp at one of the busiest interchanges in the state. The new eastbound I-44 ramp to southbound I-235 is scheduled to open Saturday, nearly three months ahead of schedule.

In addition, the eastbound I-44 on-ramp from Western Ave. which had been closed as part of the project, will reopen Saturday also.

The $9 million ramp reconstruction project replaces the eastbound I-44 ramp to southbound I-235 with a longer ramp which connects to I-44 further east and to southbound I-235 further south to allow for safer merging between the two roadways and longer acceleration and deceleration lanes.