SH-4 road closure delayed until Thursday

Westbound Route 66 will narrow to one lane


The closure of State Highway 4 from Main Street to Wagner Road has been delayed – yet again.

Schwarz Paving crews are now scheduled to start construction this Thursday, Oct. 26 on the second phase of the SH-4 widening project in Yukon city limits.

Since this is a state highway, the project is under the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s supervision.

The closure date for the SH-4/Main Street (SH-66) intersection was originally announced for Oct. 16 – but was pushed back to Oct. 23 “due to some drainage discovery,” according to ODOT spokesman Bryce Boyer.

It is now set to close at 7 a.m. this Thursday – according to an Oct. 23rd post on the City of Yukon’s website.

Westbound Route 66 will be narrowed to one lane at the intersection.

The closure is expected to last 30 days, according to the City’s post.

ODOT’s Boyer previously said it would be 35 days.

Northbound motorists will use Wagner Road as an east-west detour route during the closure, however long it lasts.

SH-4 will be four lanes of concrete from Main Street to Birch, then two lanes of asphalt with wide shoulders (like phase one) north past Wagner Road connecting to the new North Canadian River bridge.

Anyone with questions or concerns about the road closure may call Yukon Public Works at (405) 350-8940.