What are the “X”s I’ve seen on people’s property and on county roads?
Temporary ground markings in the form of black or white four by four-foot “X”s have been placed on some properties for aerial reconnaissance in the surveying process. The imagery and data collected by these surveyors allows for the development of 3D topographical maps across a large area. These topographical studies allow the OTA to review the best available information for narrowing areas of study for potential transportation corridors. The ground markings do not signify the transportation corridor, as the exact alignment is yet to be determined.
Why are the “X”s placed where they are and what will come from these surveys?
The temporary ground markings are placed in locations that give our surveyors the best available point of reference for 3D mapping. The markings’ locations represent points of reference including cemeteries, schools, county roads, elevations and other roadways to best detail topographical studies. The markings do not indicate any route centerline or outer edges of right of way. The resulting 3D mapping and topographical studies allow the OTA to review the best available information for narrowing areas of study for potential transportation corridors.
Will the new turnpike go across my land and/or through my house?
Transportation corridors have not yet been finalized. We anticipate announcement of possible routes by late spring or early summer. Numerous surveys will take place to determine topography of land, environmental studies, etc. before a route can be determined.
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.