TULSA - The commute back and forth between Owasso and Tulsa is about to become more of a challenge for thousands of drivers each day.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will begin the process of widening SH 266, or 46th Street North, and replacing the bridges over US Highway 169.
The project is expected to take about 13 months, and will mean lane closures, delays, and for at least one long weekend, a complete closure of US 169.
The two bridges that now cross over US 169 at the junction will be taken down, necessitating a complete shutdown of the highway.
That's expected to occur in mid-February, beginning on a Friday evening and ending early Monday.
Roughly 55-60,000 vehicles a day travel that stretch of the highway.
Speed limits will also be lowered on both roads during the construction project.