Highway Interchange Called "Obsolete"

Aug 30, 2013

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said after touring an interchange redesign project in Oklahoma City that the project is an example of investing in America.

Secretary Foxx being sworn in.
Credit US Department of Transportation

Foxx joined Gov. Mary Fallin, Sen. Jim Inhofe and Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation in touring the Interstate 44/I-235/ Broadway Extension interchange project in north Oklahoma City on Friday.

The interchange redesign is the second phase of a seven-part project to improve the interchange that the Oklahoma Department of Transportation says has about 100,000 vehicles on it each day.

I-235 becomes Broadway Extension and is a main north-south connection between downtown Oklahoma City and Edmond.

ODOT Executive Director Mike Patterson says the interchange that opened in the late 1960s has become obsolete.