It’s an announcement that oil and gas haulers on I-35 didn’t want to hear. But traffic tie-ups will be a daily occurrence on the interstate in southern Oklahoma, according to the Department of Transportation.
I-35 will be narrowed to one lane in each direction at Ruppe Rd. (mile marker 60) between Davis and Wynnewood in Garvin County beginning Tuesday, July 5 and continuing through fall for rehabilitation of the Ruppe Rd. bridge over I-35.
The I-35 on- and off-ramps at Ruppe Rd. will remain open to traffic. The Ruppe Rd. bridge will be narrowed to one lane over the interstate with a temporary signal directing traffic.
Drivers can expect congestion and lengthy delays in the corridor due to this project and nearby work zones on I-35 near Pauls Valley, Wynnewood and Davis. A list and map of current I-35 construction can be found at https://www.ok.gov/odot/I-35_Corridor_Projects.html.
In February, the Oklahoma Transportation Commission awarded the nearly $1.7 million contract for this project to a joint venture between Frontier Bridge Inc. of Okarche and Bridgeco Contractors Inc. of Wellston.