UPDATE: Tuesday, June 11, 5 pm.
Another night of detours and noise ahead. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority posted on FaceBook a “reminder” that they will close the westbound lanes of the Turner Turnpike overnight Tuesday to continue the removal of the Luther Road bridge.
(UPDATE TUESDAY 5 pm) This time vehicles headed from Oklahoma City toward Tulsa will be dumped off of the Turner Turnpike at the Luther/Jones exit, routed to SH66 to rejoin the toll road at Wellston.
On Monday night, Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers were located at many major intersections along 66 in preparation for the detour.
As for the project, removing the bridge that crosses the Turner, nearby residents noted that the noise of the demolition was terrible and cost some a night’s sleep because of it. The demo will continue tonight.
Overnight traffic from the Turner Turnpike will be routed through Luther from 10 pm – 4 am Monday/Tuesday as the old Luther Road bridge will be demolished. This apparently is a reschedule from the previous demo date in May when anticipated severe weather and flooding cancelled the work.
The work will affect eastbound traffic to be rerouted at Wellston through Luther to the Hogback Exit toward Oklahoma City.
Late word on the disruption to normal traffic was shared on the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority’s FaceBook page late Monday afternoon. OTA did not share a media advisory about the closing with The Luther Register, and the Town of Luther nor the Luther Police Department were not notified either.
Be aware of the increased traffic from Wellston to Luther on 66 and through Luther to the onramp on Hogback Road from 10 pm to 4 am.
There is a new bridge over Luther Road as part of the construction of the new Eastern Oklahoma County toll road under construction.