Construction will begin Monday on a multi-month $9 million project at the Ladd Road interchange at mile marker 101 on I-35.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokesman Cody Boyd said a contractor will reconstruct and lengthen on and off ramps and will also replace the Ladd Road bridge spanning the interstate.

The ramp modifications will give traffic more distance to accelerate and decelerate while entering or exiting the interstate.

Boyd explained the modifications as a “big safety improvement, especially for trucks.”

The work will continue through the spring of 2020.

“While there will be daytime work, I-35 lane closures will be limited to the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.,” Boyd said, adding the contractor will be required to have all lanes open to traffic during the OU-Texas weekend.

“It’s also important to note that the Ladd Road bridge will be closed beginning Monday,” he continued.

Traffic will be detoured to either State Highway 74 south at Goldsby or Johnson Road.

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission awarded the $9 million contract to Silver Star Construction of Moore in June.

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