Traffic Advisory - Preseason vs CSKA Moscow

Lots of construction and roadwork is going on in downtown Oklahoma City, so keep some things in mind as you make your way to the arena for Thursday’s preseason game. Throughout the season, the Thunder will keep fans advised of downtown traffic updates on our website as well as through Facebook and Twitter.

First, city and police officials urge motorists coming to the game to use either the Walker St. exit off I-40, the N.W. 6th St. exit off southbound I-235 or the Sheridan Ave. exit off northbound I-235 and head to the arena through Bricktown. These routes are likely to reduce congestion. And be sure to allow yourself plenty of time.

Due to work on the I-40 Crosstown project, the southbound I-35 onramp from eastbound Reno Avenue is permanently closed.

Reno from E.K .Gaylord Blvd. to Robinson Ave. remains closed while crews continue to do streetscape improvements. Motorists exiting downtown by I-40 are detoured to an alternate route.

If you park at the Cox Convention Center, know that traffic switches directions after the game. That means if you exit on to Robinson Ave., you will have to go south. If you exit on E.K. Gaylord., you will have to go north. If you do park at the Cox Convention Center, you are urged to enter from the Gaylord side.

For guests with disabilities, a drop-off site is available in the alley just south of Reno, off of Gaylord next to the Courtyard Marriott.

Limousines can queue in the northbound and southbound lanes of Gaylord just north of Reno, starting at 9 p.m.

Also:
  • Southbound Robinson is closed between Sheridan and Reno due to renovation work. A counterflow lane has been constructed along Robinson between Main and Park to allow 2-way traffic.
  • N. Robinson from Robert S. Kerr to N.W. 6th St. has been converted to allow two-way travel while N. Harvey is closed for streetscape construction.
  • Southbound Robinson is closed between S.W. 2nd St. and S.W. 3rd St. Detour is S. Hudson.
  • Sheridan Ave. is closed between Hudson and Robinson until spring of 2011.