TULSA, Okla. - Crews have patched up a hole that appeared on an Interstate bridge in north Tulsa.
An ODOT crew was traveling on I-244 just after 1 p.m. on Thursday and noticed the hole in the bridge. They immediately began the repairs.
ODOT spokeswoman Kenna Carmon told FOX23 it started out as 1 foot in diameter, but crews had to open the hole up to about 5 feet wide.
The hole will take several hours to repair because once they patch it they have to allow the pavement to dry.
All lanes of eastbound I-244 are now opening at Admiral Pl. after they were shut down to fix the hole.
Carmon told FOX23 this hole was likely caused by the weather.
“With the freeze/thaw cycles that we’ve had and some of these older sections of pavement, the weather does play a factor into making the pavement loose and giving way,” said Carmon.
ODOT crews are working six days a week looking for and repairing potholes all over Tulsa County.