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Part of Interstate 40 in Oklahoma City Opening in January

20 Dec

Citizens of Oklahoma City will soon enjoy a faster and smoother drive across the city, as the new stretch of Interstate 40, replacing the old and damaged Crosstown Expressway, will begin opening in January.

The new highway will run about five blocks south of the Crosstown Expressway, from the I-44 junction toward I-35 and I-235. Construction began in 2005, and the $670 million freeway will have 10 lanes.

According to Brenda Perry, spokeswoman of the state’s Transportation Department, there has been no targeted date for the opening, but one or two sections will be open sometime in January as long as construction remains ahead of schedule. Officials in charge of the construction said that they split up the construction into several sections to allow more crews to work on different areas simultaneously.

The Skydance Bridge that will span the new I-40 is also undergoing construction and it must be completed before all lanes can open.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent