All lanes of east and westbound SH-20 will be briefly closed, up to 15 minutes at a time, at Keetonville Hill in Rogers County at various times between noon and 2 p.m. Tuesday as part of an ongoing improvement project. Be alert to flagging operations in the corridor.
Crews will detonate controlled charges as part of the work to create a new alignment for SH-20 at Keetonville Hill. For everyone’s safety, traffic will be halted on the existing highway and also on the surrounding local roads during this time, according to a media release.
The $44 million project to improve four miles of SH-20 in Rogers County began in March 2021. The project extends on SH-20 from S4080 Rd., which is four miles east of the US-169 junction, to S4110 Rd./Franklin Road. The corridor will be widened from two lanes to five lanes west of the Keetonville Hill area. The segment at Keetonville Hill will be realigned and built to four lanes to cross over the top of the hill.
The overall project is expected to complete in late summer 2022, weather permitting.