Where can I find a map of the planned transportation corridors?
No alignments for the transportation corridors have been established yet. When the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has finalized the transportation corridors, maps of the routes will be made available to the public. The OTA is expecting to announce alignments for the transportation corridors by late spring, early summer of 2016.
Surveys have already begun on these projects to develop detailed studies and topographical maps. The OTA plans to begin construction on these projects in late 2016 and look to complete 90% of turnpike construction, renovation and repairs by 2019.
Why can’t you turn Highways 177 or 102 into a turnpike?
The further a new north-south corridor is pushed east, the less effective it gets to accomplishing its goal of helping to divert traffic. Using Highways 177 or 102 would also result in a greater impact to private and public properties than the current corridor study and does not follow the criteria set out by the OTA for alignments.
When was the Turner Turnpike built and why is it not free?
The Turner Turnpike was authorized in 1947 and opened to traffic in 1953. The people of Oklahoma voted in 1954 to “cross-pledge” the turnpike system. By this action they voted to commit the tolls collected on all turnpikes to pay the debt service, maintenance and expansion for the turnpike system, not each individual road.