Drivers experience congestion at the intersection of State Highway 88 and Blue Starr Drive where a road resurfacing project has begun.

Orange cones and one-lane roads are popping up throughout Claremore as another road construction project starts on State Highway 88.

Eastbound and westbound lanes on SH-88 are narrowed from the State Highway 20 junction and will continue north seven miles.

“Right now traffic is being funneled through areas of the work zone in a narrowed configuration with a temporary traffic signal,” said Oklahoma Department of Transportation Public Information Officer Kenna Mitchell. “The light cycle allows about 10-12 cars through the work zone at a time. The project started last week, and unfortunately we’re already seeing some drivers creating dangerous situations by running the red light and entering the work zone before it’s their turn. Drivers need to obey the traffic signal so that the other direction traveling through has a safe drive in the corridor.”

The $1.6 million state-funded resurfacing project includes shoulder improvements and is expected to last through early September, weather permitting.

The project was awarded to APAC-Central.

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