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I-44 and U.S. 75 in Tulsa are officially in line for an overhaul.

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission awarded a construction contract for the replacement of five bridges and widening of I-44 from the western bank of the Arkansas River to Union Avenue.

"That contract is a major improvement at Interstate 44 and the U.S. 75 interchange in Tulsa. Contract is about a $90 million contract," said Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation Tim Gatz.


The Lewis Avenue bridge over I-44 in Tulsa should reopen next month. It’s been closed nearly two years while the last phase of the widening of the interstate was constructed. It includes a new bridge on Lewis. Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokesperson Kenna Carmon says the bridge was scheduled to open this month, but all the rain has slowed concrete work so it will take a while longer.

No specific date has been set, but it is expected the Lewis Bridge will once again be carrying traffic sometime in July.


Federal, state, and local leaders deliver a progress report on one of the largest Tulsa road projects in recent history.

The gathering on the almost completed Lewis bridge was to display the final phase of the widening of I-44 from Riverside to Yale. Instrumental in the more than five year, 400 million dollar project is U-S Senator Jim Inhofe, who helped with federal funding to complete the work.

The final phase at Lewis Avenue, including a new bridge over I-44, is scheduled for completion this summer.


Progress is being made on the final phase of the widening of I-44 in Tulsa.