State of Oklahoma

09/03/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/03/2020 09:26

I-40 Frisco Rd. interchange project begins in Yukon Tuesday

This project is weather permitting:

A $14 million project is scheduled to start Tuesday, Sept. 8, to construct a brand new interchange on I-40 at Frisco Rd. in Yukon. Once complete, this is expected to help relieve significant congestion from the nearby interchange at SH-92/Garth Brooks Blvd. (mm 136), located one mile to the east of Frisco Road.

Crews will begin mobilizing along the corridor Tuesday and drivers are urged to be alert to equipment and workers in this area. Starting at 8 a.m. Sept. 14, Frisco Rd. over I-40 will be closed between 10th St. and Vandament Ave. Additionally, N.W. 23rd St. will be closed to thru-traffic from Richland Rd. and Frisco Rd. These closures are expected to continue through summer 2021.

While Vandament Ave. is expected to remain open near I-40 during construction, motorists are advised to use caution and to watch for construction trucks and equipment moving in the area.

Future lane closures on I-40 will be announced as they are scheduled. Once interstate closures start, motorists can expect I-40 to be narrowed to two lanes in each direction during peak commute times. However, I-40 possibly could be narrowed to one lane in each direction on nights and weekends, as needed. Motorists also can expect intermittent evening closures of I-40 later this year for bridge removal.

This contract was awarded in July 2020 to Sherwood Construction Co. Inc. of Tulsa and is expected to take nearly a year to complete. The project is a partnership with the City of Yukon and the Federal Highway Administration.

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