DUNCAN, OK (KSWO) –Starting Monday, March 14, construction crews will close 27th Street to all traffic to put the finishing touches on the south end of the Duncan Bypass.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation engineer Jerry Harwell says drivers on the north end of the bypass have a smooth transition without stop signs and very few lights. Harwell says once the south end of the bypass is finished, it will be an added benefit for all drivers.
"It will take away some of the through traffic coming up on Highway 81. It will allow them easy access to get onto the bypass on the north side of town to get further north on 81 or over to the Lawton area," Harwell said.
Harwell says crews have created additional ramps at Seminole Road to help ease traffic in that area with the closing of 27th Street.
He says the project, which cost around $15.5 million, is scheduled to be finished in February 2017, weather permitting.