Both directions of Interstate 35 are open with two lanes in each direction, and they will remain open through this weekend.
ODOT said it relies on lane rental special provision terms in its construction contracts for years to complete work before such heavily traveled weekends as the Red River Rivalry and Thanksgiving.
Yet, motorists should allow extra time on their I-35 travel this weekend or choose an alternate route on either US-81 or US-75/US-69. Though all lanes are expected to be open, heavy traffic is expected due to the football game and the Texas State Fair.
Starting Monday, though, southbound I-35 will narrow to one lane from exit 1 to the Red River Bridge (1.5 miles) for pavement reconstruction. Various lane closures will occur after OU-Texas weekend and continue until the end of 2005.
In January 2006, construction will begin just north of the Red River, narrowing I-35 to one lane in both directions until its completion in fall 2006.
On the Texas side of Interstate 35, lane closures in both directions are scheduled all week until 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Denton County line, and southbound in Denton County from US 77 to US 377 until 3:30 p.m. Friday for shoulder work.
For more information, log on to http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/public-info/i35loveco/pdfs/I-35_Detours.pdf on Oklahoma travel, or call the Texas Department of Transportation at 1-800-452-9292 for Texas road conditions and construction.
For emergencies on Oklahoma highways, the Highway Patrol can be reached by dialing 911 or *55 from a mobile phone.
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