Oklahomartment of Transportation – I-35 Arbuckle Rock Slide Stabilizationa Dep

Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s $1.4 million project restored connectivity and traffic flow within 48 hours after an unprecedented rock slide near Turner Falls, 80 miles south of Oklahoma City, brought down 14,000 tons of rock onto I-35. Under oppressive summer heat, crews worked around the clock using new and innovative repair methods to expedite the interstate’s reopening. Tasks included paving a crossover median, clearing debris, blasting, scaling, slushing and air bagging activities to secure the mountainous rock face with precision-drilled rock bolts. Travel conditions were back to normal in less than two months allowing safe movement of residents, tourists and freight across one of the busiest regions in the state.

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