The I-44 bridge over Sheridan Road was replaced in 1999-2000, which eliminated another bridge from the I-44 project in Tulsa. Construction began in early 1999 with the outer portions of the bridge being built first. Traffic then was switched to these sections, and the old bridges were demolished and replaced with the remainder of the new span. The project, which included widening I-44 to six lanes between the Sheridan Road and Union Pacific Railroad bridges, was completed in 2000. Sheridan Road also was widened and rebuilt in this area through a project funded by the 1991 sales tax. The street was widened to five lanes between the Broken Arrow Expressway and 42nd Street, and the project included removing the median and replacing it with a continous left-turn lane. Construction began in 1997 and was completed in 1998. In 2006, a traffic signal was installed at the westbound I-44 frontage road. The signal assists northbound Sheridan Road traffic accessing shopping centers at 41st Street and Yale Avenue by allowing them to use the service road to bypass and eliminate congestion at the I-44/41st Street interchange. Photograph taken October 24, 2007.
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