UPDATE @ 10:58 A.M. 11/14/2023

OTA says the emergency repairs to the Stroud bridge over I-44/Turner Turnpike have been completed as of Tuesday morning. All lanes and ramps to Stroud are now open.

“This work proceeded faster than expected thanks to the diligent work by the contractor and our staff,” said OTA Chief Engineer T.J. Dill. “We were fortunate that we were able to locate a new bridge beam in less than 24 hours, which allowed work to begin last Friday night earlier than expected.”

The repairs and road closures were originally expected to last until November 17.

The emergency contract issued to Built Right Construction by Secretary of Transportation and OTA Executive Director Tim Gatz estimated total repair costs of $300,000, which includes a $25,000 per day incentive for early completion.


STROUD, Okla. (KFOR) — The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority announced that the westbound lanes of I-44 in Stroud will be narrowed to one lane for emergency bridge repairs starting Friday at 7 p.m.

The planned repairs come after the bridge was severely damaged by an over-height semi on Wednesday.

OTA says crews will work through Friday night until 7 a.m. on Saturday morning, and continue from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly through November 17.

The westbound Turner Turnpike on-ramp from Stroud will also be closed for repairs on Friday night, but is expected to reopen on Saturday morning after the initial night of repairs.

The westbound turnpike off-ramp to SH-99 will remain closed for the duration of the repairs. Drivers exiting to Stroud will be detoured at the Bristow exit to SH-66.

image of damage caused by a semi on the Turner Turnpike
Stroud bridge damage on I-44/Turner Turnpike. Image courtesy Oklahoma Turnpike Authority