Drivers along a section of Interstate 40 in far eastern Oklahoma will have a slower commute for much of the next year as construction will reduce the number of drivable lanes.
According to a traffic advisory issued by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, I-40 between Dwight Mission Road and U.S. Highway 59 in Sallisaw has been reduced to one lane in each direction at least through spring 2015.
The release from ODOT said the purpose of the lane closures between mile markers 303 and 308 is "a pavement rehabilitation project."
A total of $10.4 million will be spent on the project, which was awarded to Duit Construction Inc./TTK Construction Co. of Edmond, Okla.
The release stated the company has the potential to receive financial incentives should the project be completed ahead of schedule, though ODOT did not disclose the nature of any incentives offered to the company.