Work is underway to realign the SH-51 and US-77 junction south of Orlando in Logan County. According to ODOT this work will realign SH-51 to the north, lessening a curve and improving site distance issues. It also will realign where the southern leg of US-77 connects to SH-51.
ODOT stated, while there are no lane closures at this time, the speed limit is reduced to 45 mph on eastbound and westbound SH-51 between Air Depot Rd./County Rd. 3140 and Logan Rd. just west of I-35. Work will take place on US-77 between County Rd. EO63 and County Rd. E0610 near Midwest Blvd.
For the next several months, motorists will see work occurring alongside the highway on a new alignment, which includes replacing two bridges over East Beaver Creek and a BNSF railroad line. Drivers also can expect significant lane shifts and detours in the coming months as the work progresses. Work is expected to complete in summer 2024, weather permitting.