Specific transportation routes have yet to be determined and details will be released as they become available.


This project connects L.L. Tisdale to I-44 and completes the Western loop around the Tulsa metro area. It will help relieve urban traffic congestion during peak periods. It will also provide a new and more direct route to city attractions and points of interest in the Tulsa urban core. 

This reconstruction will occur between Creek Turnpike interchange and State Highway 51 near Coweta. It will allow for a safer and more drivable surface and provide increased safety features.

The Turner Turnpike is a vital turnpike corridor that connects Oklahoma’s two metro areas. Improving safety and convenience on this road is a priority for the OTA. This reconstruction/safety project will occur between Bristow and the Creek Turnpike West (State Highway 364) section of the Turner Turnpike. In the last five years there have been 15 fatalities and 514 wrecks on this section of road. This project will create an “urban turnpike corridor” with lighting, wider lanes and the addition of lanes. It will allow for the future creation of truck-specific lanes for quick and safe access.

This project will allow for a connection from Eastern Oklahoma County to vital intersections for travel. This will produce a drive-time reduction to access Tulsa from the OKC Metro and a needed new loop to alleviate current congested traffic in the Oklahoma City area. Construction will link I-40 and I-44 (Turner Turnpike) in Eastern Oklahoma County.

This project will provide wider lanes and enhanced safety features for travel as well as improved technology for toll plaza locations for customer convenience between Bridge Creek and North Meridian Avenue near Newcastle.

This project will be an extension of the Kilpatrick Turnpike that will connect SW OKC and the metro area at-large with the urban core.  It will increase access and offer another route for Will Rogers World Airport. It will occur between I-40 and State Highway 152/Airport Road.

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The five criteria used for determining alignment for transportation corridors are:

1. Minimization of individual impact on the environment and existing property

2. Connectivity to the current transportation system, increasing safety and improving efficient travel

3. Minimize right-of-way acquired for project

4. Topographic features that can impact the cost of development

5. Optimization of traffic and revenue


There are six individual projects which will modernize our roadways and improve safety throughout the state.

This does NOT affect the Oklahoma state budget.

The $892 million turnpike initiative will begin in the third quarter of 2016.

Users of the system will pay for the operation of these projects.

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Feb. 23, 2016

Public meeting with Mustang and surrounding area residents and community members to discuss the Southwest Kilpatrick Extension. Meeting was held at the Mustang Town Center in Mustang from 6 to 8 p.m.

Feb. 18, 2016

Public meeting with Eastern Oklahoma County residents and community members to discuss the Northeast OK County Loop. Meeting will be held at the Eastern Oklahoma County Tech Center in Choctaw from 6 to 8 p.m.

Dec. 1, 2015

Authority approves Contract Modification No. 1 with Olsson Associates for General Engineering on Driving Forward projects.

Dec. 1, 2015

Authority approves Engineering Design Services contract with Poe & Associates for Program Manager of Driving Forward.

Oct. 29, 2015

Governor Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority announce an expansion and improvement project called Driving Forward: Investing in Oklahoma’s Future.

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