Getting to the game

By: Todd Larkin Email
By: Todd Larkin Email

Whether you're an Oklahoman or a Texan, it seems every Big XII fan is getting ready for what many consider the biggest game of the year. The Red River Rivalry is just days away, and it’s time to start thinking about traffic.

It’s a huge game with a long history and a lot of spirit, and we all want to get there on time, so the Oklahoma Department of Transportation has some advice that will help you get there for kickoff.

Oklahoma Department of Transporation officials say all four lanes of Interstate 35 will be open game day weekend, but the speed limit will remain 60 miles per hour.

Construction started back in April and was supposed to be complete last month, but officials tell us that the construction crew is running behind.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says they anticipate heavy traffic this weekend and plan to run heavier patrols along the interstate than normal. They advise drivers to allow extra time and be cautious.

"Construction is a part of life when your dealing with highways. They all have to be repaired. We just ask the public to be patient with us," says OHP trooper Darian Galloway.

Some drivers may remember three years ago when construction crews were fined $4,000 for every hour each lane was closed.

ODOT says they won’t be as strict this time around because all the summer rain was to blame for many of those delays.

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