Construction and road-closing updates are available at as the project progresses. courtesy News on 6

IDL loop under construction until 2020

The construction primarily affects US-75 northbound and US-64/SH51 eastbound.

The Inner Dispersal Loop (IDL) and its constituent routes are predicted to be under construction until early 2020, weather permitting. The $25 million renovations will reconstruct the roadways on the south leg of the IDL, including portions of US-75, I-244 and US-64/SH-51.

These projects are expected to severely affect travel, especially during peak hours.

The roadwork ensued on Jan. 2, closing all southbound lanes of US-75 and all westbound lanes of US-64/SH-51 until further notice. In the eastern portion of the IDL, near 1st St. and Admiral, the southbound route of US-75 will be closed until further notice.

Those seeking a detour on westbound US-64/SH-51 and southbound US-75 are advised to follow northbound US-75 to I-244 around the IDL. Reroute westbound I-244 around the IDL to bypass southbound US-75.

Additionally, a separate project on the pavement and bridges of US-64/SH-51 at 15th and Lewis will begin in early spring 2019. In the coming months, avoid this already congested area.

The entrance ramp to US-64/SH-51 at 27th and Harvard is an efficient alternative for those looking to head east on the Broken Arrow Expressway. For those seeking to drive west on US-64/SH-51, I-44 or south on US-75, redirect to I-244 at Delaware and Admiral heading west toward Sand Springs and Oklahoma City.

Future road closures and detours will be posted on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation website,, in the daily Traffic Advisories section.

Post Author: Thomas von Borstel