Upon completion of the new I-40 Crosstown Expressway in 2012, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) will close the old I-40 and dismantle the deck and piers, making it the largest recycling and deconstruction project in the state’s history. The new boulevard will be built in its place.
The City and ODOT are working together to ensure that the boulevard meets federal highway standards and the local community’s needs. ODOT budgeted $85 million for design and construction of the boulevard from Pennsylvania to Lincoln/Byers. OKC’s 2007 GO Bond measure also includes $15 million to ensure that the boulevard streetscape will meet the economic development objectives of the Core to Shore plan. The estimated completion date for the new boulevard is 2014.
For more information contact Dennis Clowers, City Engineer and Public Works Director at 405-297-2033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.