Road construction causing daily traffic troubles

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Road closures

OKLAHOMA CITY – Construction work is causing traffic troubles for Oklahoma City drivers, backing up major roads for hours.

These closures will regularly take place nightly, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through August:

  • Westbound I-44 ramp to northbound I-235
  • The northbound I-235 ramp to westbound I-44
  • The right lane of northbound I-235 between I-44 and N.W. 63rd St.
  • The right lane of eastbound I-44 will be closed between Western Ave. and I-235¬†throughout the project

Many two-lane highways are being squeezed into one lane.

Some drivers say they’re glad to see crews working to improve Oklahoma roads.

“We need probably eight lanes up there [Broadway Extension],” Roscoe Wallace said. “Four lanes is not enough. If we have any little bang up, that backs traffic up almost to a halt.”

ODOT is asking drivers to pay attention and put away cell phones when driving through slow spots.

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