Southwest Kilpatrick Extension Design Alignment Announced
April 26, 2016
The design alignment for the Southwest Kilpatrick Extension will be presented April 27, at a public meeting at the Mustang North Middle School from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting was postponed due to the threat of severe weather across the metro.
Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Interim Executive Director Neal McCaleb released the following statement on the Southwest Kilpatrick Extension design alignment:
"Thanks to the input of the public and the diligent work of engineering professionals, the Driving Forward Southwest Kilpatrick Extension project is on track to improve public safety on Oklahoma's roadways and for local communities. This has been a collaborative process and the design alignment presented today is the culmination of more than 500 public comments provided to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority through previous public meetings, phone calls, written and online communications. These comments have been used by engineers to identify a route that fulfills all of the criteria for a new alignment. This design alignment serves as the best way for us to connect southwest Oklahoma City and the metro area at-large with the urban core, while minimizing the impact on rooftops, existing property and the environment. Thanks to the public's aid, engineers have brought the total number of affected rooftops down to 20. We look forward to advancing this project to provide a safer and an improved means of transportation throughout our great state."
A link to the map can be found below, and can also be found under the Southwest Kilpatrick Extension project page on DrivingForwardOK.com.