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01/24/2023

USBR Letter

01/24/2023

USBR Evaluation

01/24/2023

USBR Stakeholder Update

ACCESS PROGRAM UPDATE

 

On Aug. 1, 2023, the Oklahoma Supreme Court affirmed the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority’s request for bond validation for the ACCESS Oklahoma long-range plan. This means that the 15-year plan, including three new routes to complete the Oklahoma City Outer Loop and relieve I-35 congestion, are now able to move forward. 

 

We are at the beginning stages of this long-range plan. OTA will move forward to enter the bond market, which will allow the Authority to restart the preliminary engineering activities for projects across the state in the coming months. 

 

This long-range plan has always been about the safety of Oklahoma motorists. OTA’s mission is to help facilitate traffic throughout the state by seamlessly connecting with the state highway system, thereby providing a choice for a safe, convenient and efficient user-funded transportation network. Our goal is to provide safe infrastructure while maintaining the lowest toll rate for our customers.

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On December 1, 2022, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority received a decision in the Open Meetings Act lawsuit filed in Cleveland County District Court by a group of Norman residents opposed to the ACCESS Oklahoma program. As a result of the Court’s decision, work authorized during the January and February 2022 board meetings are paused until the board considers and takes corrective action. These projects include: I-44/Turner Turnpike widening, I-44/Will Rogers Turnpike widening, John Kilpatrick Turnpike widening, new access points throughout Oklahoma’s toll-supported network, and new alignments (East-West Connector, Tri-City Connector, South Extension, and Gilcrease Northwest segment). The Authority will move in a deliberate and thoughtful manner, in compliance with the Court’s decision, to progress ACCESS Oklahoma.

SPECIAL MEETING
OKLAHOMA TURNPIKE AUTHORITY

ODOT Commission

Room 200

NE 21st Street

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

June 9, 2022

3pm

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has scheduled a special board meeting for 3pm Thursday, June 9, in the R.A. Ward Transportation Building, 200 N. E. 21 St., Oklahoma City. The meeting will address the board passing a motion at its May meeting directing quick action to address issues within pending ACCESS Oklahoma litigation to bring certainty and clarity to all parties.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

Thursday, April 14, 2022

 

Noble High School

Commons Area 

4601 E Etowah Rd

Noble, OK 73068 

6-8 p.m. 

Monday, April 18, 2022

 

Newcastle Public Schools 

Administration Building 

101 North Main

Newcastle, OK 73065  

6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Norman Central Library

3rd Floor, Oklahoma Redbud Room 

103 W Acres St

Norman, OK 73069 

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Moore Library

Room A&B 

225 S Howard Ave

Moore, OK 73160 

5:30-7:30 p.m.

DOCUMENTATION

Documentation for this project will be added as it becomes available.

ACCESS Oklahoma Newsletter - April 2022

04/13/2022

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ACCESS Oklahoma
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  • Does work on the program restart immediately?
    No, it will take months to obtain funding from the bond market and restart the engineering work on the many projects across the state. Updates on project timelines will be made available on those project pages.
  • Where can I find information about a project affecting me or my community?
    You can find the interactive project map on this homepage below and project information on each individual project page from the menu on the top of this page.
  • Why did the OTA stop working on all new projects?
    Several factors impacted this decision. In recent months, legal matters pending before the Supreme Court, including the “validation” case have prevented access to the bond market. Previously, OTA stopped work on several legally challenged projects to try and minimize the impacts to Oklahomans while waiting for a validation decision from the Supreme Court. OTA’s hope was that the issues could be resolved quickly. After much consideration, OTA’s leadership team feels it is necessary to stop all work on the comprehensive, long-range plan as of Friday, April 14. This stoppage includes the work on the Turner Turnpike as well as the widening and interchange additions for safety and community access on other highly used turnpikes across the state – projects that are high priorities to the board and OTA as a whole.
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UPDATES

2022 STATE OF THE STATE ANNOUNCEMENT

PROPERTY ACQUISITION PROCESS

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DOCUMENTATION

Documentation for this project will be added as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience.

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US-69 Project Plan

05/12/2023

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Creek Overpass Reconstruction Plan

10/28/2022

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H. E. Bailey Turnpike Safety Improvements

07/11/2022

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