Second phase of I-240 project begins Monday; expect lane closures
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
Monday, the next phase of construction of the I-240/I-35 interchange will begin, ODOT announced.
A major traffic change will happen Tuesday. At 7 pm, crews will permanently close the Shields on-ramp to eastbound I-240. Drivers will need to use the new Santa Fe ramp for access to I-240.
"This will help improve traffic flow and safety by eliminating weaving movements and backups where drivers are trying to enter and exit I-240 at the same place," ODOT said in a statement.
All work for this phase will focus on the southwest portion of the corridor.
The highways and service road should remain open every day, but drivers should expect lane closures:
- To start, from 7 pm to 6 am Monday into Tuesday and Tuesday into Wednesday, I-240 from Santa Fe to I-35 will be down to ONE LANE.
- After that, the area will be down to TWO LANES until further notice.
- The eastbound service road will be down to ONE LANE from Shields to SE 82nd.
Later in the project, crews will reconstruct the ramp from eastbound I-240 to I-35 southbound.
This phase of work should be completed by next summer.
Altogether all six phases to improve the corridor are expected to cost $115 million, according to ODOT. All work should be completed in 2023.