ROADS/BRIDGES: Oklahoma rockslide closes down I-35

A rockslide caused by downpours temporarily shut down a portion of I-35. 

June 25, 2015

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (OKDOT) brought in experts from Colorado to determine how to repair I-35, which connects Oklahoma City and Dallas, after a major rockslide from the Arbuckle Mountains shut down a portion of the highway.

Oklahoma transportation officials estimate that up to 20,000 tons of fallen rock will have to be removed from I-35 before it can be reopened to traffic.

OKDOT is considering blasting unstable rocks and placing rock bolts through the formation to stabilize it. Costs are expected to total more than $750,000 and remains unlcear when the work will be completed

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