Oklahoma DOT to Start I-44 and I-74 Revamp in 2024

Nov. 8, 2023
The project bid is expected in spring

As part of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's (ODOT) eight-year, $8.8 billion work plan, officials recently announced that improvements to the I-44 and U.S. 75 interchange will begin in 2024.

With 1,500 projects to improve highways across the entire state, the infrastructure package will cover over 3,000 miles of highway. ODOT will also improve outdated bridges including the I-44 and U.S. 75 interchange in Tulsa.

Over $670 million of those dollars will be spent on projects in Tulsa County.

“U.S. 75 at Highway 44. Everybody sees the pillars that are just kind of sitting out there," said ODOT spokesperson, TJ Gerlach to Channel 8 News. 

“We’re looking to bid that project in the spring of next year, 2024. Construction should begin around this time. Fall of 2024," said Gerlach.

Construction workers will start working on the bridge, but interchange ramps will take longer.

“We’re looking at about a three-year project. For the entire interchange to be completed," said Gerlach.

With the overall package split into four parts, the other four projects will include completion of flyover ramps, construction of new bridges near the Arkansas River, widening I-44 to six lanes from Union to east I-244, and one of the larger projects is in Muskogee County.


Source: News Channel 8