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The stretch of I-44 between Riverside Dr. and Yale Ave. in Tulsa is one of the oldest sections of interstate in Oklahoma. (In fact, it was built before the creation of the Interstate System in 1956!) The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is working to widen this area from four lanes to six, and to upgrade the intersections at Riverside Dr., Peoria Ave., Lewis Ave. and Harvard Avenue. This nearly $400 million project will greatly improve the traffic flow and safety for this corridor.
During the first phase of construction, completed in 2010, a 1.25 mile long drainage structure was built on the north side of I-44 between Riverside Dr. and Yorktown Avenue. This massive structure is 30 feet underground, and contains nearly 35,000 cubic yards of concrete and almost six million pounds of steel. It serves as a major drainage structure for this entire corridor.
The second and third phases of construction are complete in the Harvard Ave. corridor and the Riverside Dr./Peoria Ave. corridor. The final phase is underway in the Lewis Ave. corridor, scheduled for completion in 2014.
There are many daily lane and ramp closures for these projects. Please click on the "Traffic Advisories" link on the left side of this page to access information on daily lane and ramp closures.