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New ramp closure, lane changes to complicate traffic flow at I-44 and Lewis interchange
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New ramp closure, lane changes to complicate traffic flow at I-44 and Lewis interchange

New ramp closure, lane changes to complicate traffic flow at I-44 and Lewis interchange
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New ramp closure, lane changes to complicate traffic flow at I-44 and Lewis interchange

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says it will shut down the ramp from S. Lewis Ave. to westbound I-44 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Crews will be closing lanes on I-44 in preparation to shift them to the north as the construction on the interchange continues.

The lanes closures on I-44 will take place between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., beginning Wednesday and ending early Saturday.

The westbound ramp from Lewis to I-44 will remain closed through Spring of 2013.

ODOT spokeswoman Kenna Mitchell tells KRMG that they want drivers to plan new routes immediately.

"Right now we're asking drivers to go ahead and make plans to use either Harvard or Peoria for access to westbound I-44," she said.

All lanes of S. Utica Ave. at E. 51st St./Skelly Drive from 8:00 a.m. Wednesday until 5:00 p.m. Thursday.

All closures are dependent on weather conditions.

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