High-traffic intersection of 111th and Elwood to be closed until February

High-traffic intersection of 111th and Elwood to be closed until February

Beginning Monday, the intersection of 111th Street & Elwood Avenue will be closed in all directions to begin the 111th Street (US 75 to Elwood Avenue) and the 111th Street & Elwood Avenue Intersection Improvement Project.

The intersection will remain closed to all thru traffic from this coming Monday until February 2021.

Area homes and neighborhoods will all have access in and out of their additions and/or driveways.

In order to commute north and south, we recommend utilizing Elm Street or US Highway 75. To commute east and west, please utilize 121st Street or Main Street.

Jenks Public Schools and the post office are both aware of this project and if any adjustments are being made for school bus transportation or mail delivery, Jenks residents will receive information from those organizations.

This is an Oklahoma Department of Transportation project, in partnership with the City of Jenks.

The intersection of 111th Street and Elwood Ave. will be closed from Monday until February in Jenks. Photo/Kyle Salomon

Project details are as follows:

-111th Street from US Highway 75 to Elwood Avenue will be widened to three lanes with curb and gutter

-The 111th Street and Elwood Avenue intersection will have three lanes each direction (each having a left turn lane, a right turn lane and a middle lane)

-Storm sewer to be constructed under the roadway and designed to accommodate future widening to an ultimate of 5-lanes

-The coal Creek Bridge will be widened to four lanes and includes a sidewalk on one side of the bridge and a trail on 111th Street that ties into the existing trail east of Elwood Avenue Construction is expected to be completed late 2021.

The City of Jenks apologizes for the inconvenience this project may cause to the community and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we improve this stretch of roads in Jenks.

Above is a map of the area that will be closed in Jenks. Graphic/Courtesy

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