Curtis-Coleman (Fort Buhlow) Bridge Project

Project Details
State Proj. No.: H.008273
Start date:
January 2012

Finish date:
Beginning of 2016

Cost: $82.9 million
Contractor: Jensen Construction Company
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The intent of this project is to construct a four lane divided highway from approximately 1000 feet south of the intersection of 3rd Street and US 71/US 165 to the intersection of Claiborne Street and US 71/US 165. Completing this 2.1 mile long section of four lane roadway will involve the construction of a twin span girder bridge over the Red River, which will replace the current OK Allen Bridge. Additionally, two new bridges will be constructed over the Kansas City Southern railroad tracks to accommodate two lanes of both northbound and southbound traffic. This project will also incorporate service roads in the vicinity of Buhlow Lake to provide easier access to citizens going to the airport and the Red River park areas.

Old bridge demo - Septemebr 26, 2015

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Project Documents
Lane Closure configuration July 27 2011189 kb10/21/2012