Largest contract in state highway department history approved for I-235/I-44 workPublished: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 By: Randy Ellis Source: NewsOK
The interchange between Interstate 235 and Interstate 44 in north Oklahoma City will be reconstructed as a four-level interchange as part of a $105 million contract awarded Monday by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission.
"This is an exciting project for many reasons, and by the end of construction the most important benefit to drivers will be the end of traffic bottlenecking at the I-235/I-44 interchange," said Mike Patterson, executive director of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
The contract is the single largest awarded in the agency's history, topping a recently completed $88 million project that involved widening I-235 to six through lanes and two auxiliary lanes from NW 36 Street to just north of NW 50 Street in Oklahoma City.
Allen Contracting Inc. of Oklahoma City was awarded the contract. Construction is expected to begin next spring and take more than two years to complete.