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Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« on: June 19, 2018, 03:51:56 PM »

ODOT is repairing/rebuilding 3 bridges along WB US 64 near Moffett, OK  The bridge over Old 64 is being completely rebuilt one lane at a time and two subsequent are having the concrete decks replaced (again, one lane at a time, staring on the inside lanes)  These bridges have the old steel railings and date back to around 1956 and were just patched two years ago. This has been badly needed for quite a while.



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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 03:18:43 AM »

Speaking of Moffett, they need to extend US 271 along US 71B, US 64 and OK 64D to end at I-40, Exit 330/Exit 1. This would emphasize OK 64D as a shortcut from downtown Fort Smith to I-40 which leads to I-49 and Fayetteville. If I'm in downtown Fort Smith and I'm heading towards NWA, I always take OK 64D. It's a nice road and would make a dandy extension of US 271.
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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2018, 10:05:34 AM »

Speaking of Moffett, they need to extend US 271 along US 71B, US 64 and OK 64D to end at I-40, Exit 330/Exit 1. This would emphasize OK 64D as a shortcut from downtown Fort Smith to I-40 which leads to I-49 and Fayetteville. If I'm in downtown Fort Smith and I'm heading towards NWA, I always take OK 64D. It's a nice road and would make a dandy extension of US 271.

Actually 64 at Roland is considered the "shortcut"
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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 03:31:06 AM »

US 64 isn't a shortcut from downtown Fort Smith to I-40 east.
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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2018, 08:13:04 AM »

US 64 isn't a shortcut from downtown Fort Smith to I-40 east.

But it is to 40 west at Roland or from 40 east at Roland.
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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2018, 07:36:51 AM »

They started pouring the deck on the bridge going over old US 64. Interestingly, they've tore out part of the concrete barrier just east of the bridge. They've shortened the closed lane to just past the bridge they're repairing.

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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2018, 10:42:39 AM »

US 64 isn't a shortcut from downtown Fort Smith to I-40 east.

But it is to 40 west at Roland or from 40 east at Roland.
I can attest to this, me and my father take US 64 to Dora, and then to I-40 quite often.
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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2018, 11:41:27 PM »

I noticed this evening, they appear to be starting work EB. I'll have to go back during the day
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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2018, 01:41:44 AM »

You wouldn't take US 64 west to I-40 if you are going east on I-40. You would either take Midland/US64 east to I-540 or US 64 west to OK 64D north. This route is very useful but is not advertise and a lot of motorists don't it's there. A US 271 designation would highlight this road.

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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2018, 02:02:36 AM »

I noticed this evening, they appear to be starting work EB. I'll have to go back during the day
I'll go check it out as well.
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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2018, 06:46:04 AM »

They tore up the concrete barrier just east of the bridge going over Old US 64 to allow mixer trucks access to the WB bridge. I drive through this area 3 to 4 times a day. The lane has been poured and cured, and they're doing the rebar for the concrete guard rail. My estimate is they'll be ready to pour cement in about a couple of weeks and within a month, switching sides.
I noticed this evening, they appear to be starting work EB. I'll have to go back during the day
I'll go check it out as well.

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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2018, 09:10:46 AM »

You wouldn't take US 64 west to I-40 if you are going east on I-40. You would either take Midland/US64 east to I-540 or US 64 west to OK 64D north. This route is very useful but is not advertise and a lot of motorists don't it's there. A US 271 designation would highlight this road.



I don't take 64 at all to go east on 40, given my close proximity to 540 ;)
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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2018, 05:49:59 PM »

The concrete barrier has been replaced just east of the old US 64 bridge and concrete guard rail has been poured and curing on the inside lane. I'd say beginning of August, they should be switching sides and doing it all over again. They're complete with all of the other bridges and all that's left is to remove the temp barrier from the 3rd bridge.

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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2018, 08:08:11 PM »

The concrete barrier has been replaced just east of the old US 64 bridge and concrete guard rail has been poured and curing on the inside lane. I'd say beginning of August, they should be switching sides and doing it all over again. They're complete with all of the other bridges and all that's left is to remove the temp barrier from the 3rd bridge.



They are starting on the WB outer lane at old 64. The inner lane is very narrow with the other lane being closed.  Traffic was crawling by at around 25 MPH.
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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2018, 08:20:21 PM »

The US 64 bridge over the Arkansas River is over the very short distance where the river forms the border between Oklahoma and Arkansas. Who owns the bridge?
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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2018, 08:58:40 PM »

The US 64 bridge over the Arkansas River is over the very short distance where the river forms the border between Oklahoma and Arkansas. Who owns the bridge?

I'm guessing Arkansas as it's called the J. Fred Patton Bridge. Or maybe the DOTs share maintenance?
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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2018, 09:09:18 PM »

By the looks of it, the project should be done by mid September.

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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2018, 09:38:43 PM »

By the looks of it, the project should be done by mid September.




Have they started pouring concrete yet? Two weeks ago, they were still working on the rebar
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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2018, 09:55:26 PM »

By the looks of it, the project should be done by mid September.




Have they started pouring concrete yet? Two weeks ago, they were still working on the rebar
My estimate is based upon how long it took them to get the inside lane done and the outside lane is moving along faster than the inside.

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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2018, 09:03:02 AM »

Rebar work is almost done and looking at this week maybe next week they'll be pouring concrete.

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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2018, 06:44:23 PM »

By the looks of it, the project should be done by mid September.




Have they started pouring concrete yet? Two weeks ago, they were still working on the rebar
They started pouring the deck on Thursday. I can't wait to see it done. The slowdowns get quite annoying when people think they have to do 15 to 20 on the bridge.

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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2018, 10:53:13 PM »

Update on the project, the deck has been poured and cured, currently doing rebar for the outside "guard rail". Idk if it part of the same project or different, but the next to last bridge WB before entering Roland they're replacing the deck joint. Maybe by the end of October (depending on the weather), the project will be completed.

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Re: Bridge Reconstruction US 64 Moffett, OK
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2018, 06:02:49 PM »

Today the outside guard rail was poured and currently curing on the first bridge. Last week they have the inside lane closed on the last bridge before entering Roland. I'm not sure if it's part of the same project or a different one, but they are sand blasting and painting the steel beams. In essence, looking about early to mid November for bot WB US 64 to be open.

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