Truckers can expect slower traffic and possible congestion on part of Interstate 35 in Oklahoma starting Monday, Jan. 17, and continuing for several months.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation said a statement that I-35 will be narrowed to one lane in each direction about three miles north of SH-153 (mile marker 8) between Thackerville and Marietta in Love County beginning Monday and continuing through early July for the next phase of ongoing bridge reconstruction.
The project to replace the I-35 bridges over at US-77 and the BNSF Railway continues through spring 2023.
This work zone is adjacent to the ongoing I-35 project to reconstruct the E. 2180 Rd./Burkhart Road bridge over the interstate near mile marker 9, which continues through this Spring.
Drivers can expect lengthy delays and traffic backups along the I-35 corridor due to several construction projects and should consider using an alternate route, such as US-81 to the west or US-69/75 to the east. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead by checking current traffic conditions on the free Drive Oklahoma mobile app or by visiting https://www.oktraffic.org.
For more information on current I-35 corridor construction, alternate routes, and other traveler's resources, visit https://oklahoma.gov/odot/citizen/major-projects/ongoing-projects/i-35-corridor-projects.html