$2M Bridge Project Begins in Oklahoma

A $2.1 million project to replace Oklahoma State Highway 20 (SH-20) over Spavinaw Creek in Mayes County, Oklahoma has begun, according to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT).

The bridge was built in 1947 and is considered structurally deficient.

It will stay open during the construction of the new bridge, but traffic will be reduced in the coming weeks to one open lane with temporary signals.

In the meantime, drivers should be alert to crews and equipment in this corridor.

Lane closures will be announced in the Traffic Advisories section of

The overall project is expected to complete in late summer 2018, weather permitting.