Thanksgiving Travelers Be Wary of Road Closures in Tulsa Metro - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Thanksgiving Travelers Be Wary of Road Closures in Tulsa Metro

Posted: Updated:

Drivers planning on hitting the road this Thanksgiving weekend may want to look out for road projects impacting their travel.

Here's a list of projects impacting major highways from Wednesday Nov. 21 through Sunday Nov. 25. Oklahoma Department of Transportation offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

Get the latest traffic info on your phone by downloading our Weather App.
» Learn more

Tulsa Metro:

I-244/US-169 corridor - I-244 closed at 129th Ave.

Significant delays can be expected in this corridor, especially during peak travel times. Drivers are advised to locate and alternate route.

   Various lane closures east and westbound I-244 between the I-44 split to near Memorial Drive.

   All lanes of eastbound I-244 are closed between 129th E. Ave. and the I-44 junction. Use southbound US-169 to eastbound I-44 as a detour.

I-244/Arkansas Bridge Replacement Project

Ramp closures at SW corner of Inner Dispersal Loop

   Westbound US-64/SH-51 off-ramp to eastbound I-244/westbound US-64/SH-51 (south to west leg of IDL)

   Southbound US-75/westbound US-64/SH-51 ramp to westbound I-244/southbound US-75

I-244 Ramp to US-75

Closed from northeast corner of Inner Dispersal Loop

   Westbound I-244 off-ramp to southbound US-75 (NE corner of IDL) will be closed

   Follow north and west legs of IDL for access to southbound US-75 or eastbound US-64/SH-51

   Northbound US-75 on-ramp from 2nd Street is also closed.

I-44/Lewis Ave. Corridor Closures

Reduced speed limits on I-44 in the Lewis Avenue corridor

   All lanes of north and southbound Lewis Avenue are closed at the I-44 junction

   Use Harvard Avenue or Peoria Avenue as detours

Green Country:

Henryetta, Okmulgee and Okfuskee Counties

   I-40 is narrowed to one lane in each direction between I-40B in Henryetta and US-75 east of Okemah

Beggs and Okmulgee

   US-75 narrowed

   Drivers can expect intermittent lane closures on southbound US-75 between SH-16 near Beggs and the US-62 junction in Okmulgee

 

Oklahoma City Metro:

No major road closures expected to impact travel

 

Work isn't limited to just state highways and interstates. There are several projects ongoing along Oklahoma's Turnpike System

Muskogee Turnpike: Emergency bridge repair at mile marker 30. Traffic is single lane in each direction. Work should be completed in 45 days.


Creek Turnpike: Construction will add lanes in each direction from Memorial to US 75. Traffic will be shifted. Speed limit 55 mph. Completion: August 2013.


Cherokee Turnpike: Cherokee Service Plaza at mm 18 will close December 3rd at 6 a.m. Alternate fuel stops at mm 6.2 and mm 28.5.


Indian Nation Turnpike: Pavement and bridge rehabilitation project. Completion: Summer 2012.


Cimarron Turnpike: Cable barrier installation from mp 40 to 51. Speed limit reduced. Completion scheduled for Winter 2012/2013.


Kilpatrick Turnpike: Construction will add lanes in each direction from MacArthur to Eastern. All lanes shift to right. Speed limit is 55. Completion: May 2013.


Kilpatrick Turnpike: Lake Hefner fly-over bridge ramp to southbound Lake Hefner Parkway is closed for construction. Use Portland Ave. ramp.


HE Bailey Turnpike: Elgin on/off ramp improvements. Work should be completed December 2012.

 

For a map of major construction projects in Tulsa, visit http://ow.ly/fs4Q0

  • Latest StoriesMore>>

  • ABI investigate shooting

    ABI investigate shooting

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:11:58 GMT
    Officers investigate a shooting in the parking lot of Papa Sias Sports Grille. Helena and Pelham police were on the scene around 8:30 Saturday. More >>
    Officers investigate a shooting in the parking lot of Papa Sias Sports Grille. Helena and Pelham police were on the scene around 8:30 Saturday. More >>
  • Fairfield police: burned body dumped at house, crime committed elsewhere

    Fairfield police: burned body dumped at house, crime committed elsewhere

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:02:53 GMT
    The burned body found in a the backyard of a Fairfield house has not been identified. But police say it was a woman. They also believe there is another crime scene.More >>
    The burned body found in a the backyard of a Fairfield house has not been identified. But police say it was a woman. They also believe there is another crime scene.More >>
  • Local mom ready for Boston Marathon

    Local mom ready for Boston Marathon

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:57:02 GMT
    Birmingham - Runners are gearing up for the Boston Marathon Monday. Despite last year's bombings, there was a surge in entries for this year's race. ABC 33/40 caught up with a mother of four leaving Sunday to fulfill her dream. The images we won't forget. "It was just complete shock and just sadness that someone would use that platform to be destructive." Lisa Booher will be running in this year's Boston Marathon hoping to carry on a message that so many others also want to share. Booher says...More >>
    Birmingham - Runners are gearing up for the Boston Marathon Monday. Despite last year's bombings, there was a surge in entries for this year's race. ABC 33/40 caught up with a mother of four leaving Sunday to fulfill her dream. The images we won't forget. "It was just complete shock and just sadness that someone would use that platform to be destructive." Lisa Booher will be running in this year's Boston Marathon hoping to carry on a message that so many others also want to share. Booher says...More >>
  • Police believe former student is behind threat at UNA

    Police believe former student is behind threat at UNA

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:56:20 GMT
    University of North Alabama police say that 22-year-old Brian Mitchell of Madison, Alabama surrendered to police on Friday. Police say Mitchell is behind a message posted on social media site, Yik Yak,More >>
    University of North Alabama police say that 22-year-old from of Madison, Alabama surrendered to police on Friday.More >>
  • Civil War movie "Union" filming in Montevallo

    Civil War movie "Union" filming in Montevallo

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:54:35 GMT
    An independent film crew is in Montevallo this weekend to shoot scenes for an upcoming feature.The movie is titled "Union" and is about a "female" confederate soldier in the civil war.Whitney Hamilton wrote the screenplay. She said she wrote a play about a decade ago that told the story of Joan of Arc, and wanted to write another script about some female combatants from the United States.She researched the subject and learned more than 400 women disguised themselves as men during the Civil Wa...More >>
    An independent film crew is in Montevallo this weekend to shoot scenes for an upcoming feature.The movie is titled "Union" and is about a "female" confederate soldier in the civil war.Whitney Hamilton wrote the screenplay. She said she wrote a play about a decade ago that told the story of Joan of Arc, and wanted to write another script about some female combatants from the United States.She researched the subject and learned more than 400 women disguised themselves as men during the Civil Wa...More >>
  • UNA social media threat suspect turns himself in

    UNA social media threat suspect turns himself in

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:54:13 GMT
    One student turns himself into the University of North Alabama police after a threat on the social media app “yik yak”. Police say the online threat was aimed at the University.Brian Mitchell, 22, turned himself in and now faces terrorist threat charges. Police say Mitchell posted that he was going to "shoot up UNA". Police worked with "yik yak" to track Mitchell down, that's when he admitted that he posted the threat and stated he would turn himself in. Mitchell will now have to face the uni...More >>
    One student turns himself into the University of North Alabama police after a threat on the social media app “yik yak”. Police say the online threat was aimed at the University.Brian Mitchell, 22, turned himself in and now faces terrorist threat charges. Police say Mitchell posted that he was going to "shoot up UNA". Police worked with "yik yak" to track Mitchell down, that's when he admitted that he posted the threat and stated he would turn himself in. Mitchell will now have to face the uni...More >>
  • Police shoot and wound a man outside a Helena restaurant

    Police shoot and wound a man outside a Helena restaurant

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:53:20 GMT
    Helena police shot and wounded a man last night in the parking lot of Papa Saia's Sports Grille. Officers were called to the restaurant after receiving reports of a man brandishing a gun. Helena Detective Sgt. Chris Rollan says no one in the restaurant was in any danger. The incident apparently began as a domestic dispute and escalated when officers arrived. Pelham police also responded to assist. The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment. The investigation has been turned over to t...More >>
    Helena police shot and wounded a man last night in the parking lot of Papa Saia's Sports Grille. Officers were called to the restaurant after receiving reports of a man brandishing a gun. Helena Detective Sgt. Chris Rollan says no one in the restaurant was in any danger. The incident apparently began as a domestic dispute and escalated when officers arrived. Pelham police also responded to assist. The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment. The investigation has been turned over to t...More >>
  • Burned Body Found In Fairfield

    Burned Body Found In Fairfield

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:52:58 GMT
    Police are conducting a death investigation after a burned body was found in the 500 block of 40th St. in Fairfield.Witnesses say the body was found in the backyard of a vacant home. There was a burned area in one spot of the grass behind the house and the back door was open. Police have yet to identify the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.More >>
    Police are conducting a death investigation after a burned body was found in the 500 block of 40th St. in Fairfield.Witnesses say the body was found in the backyard of a vacant home. There was a burned area in one spot of the grass behind the house and the back door was open. Police have yet to identify the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.More >>