OUTER LOOP: EAST-WEST CONNECTOR

INFORMATION

Outer Loop: East-West Connector

Corridor Manager:

Sean Kavanagh, PE, CFM

Poe & Associates

J. Bret Cabbiness, PE

Garver

TBD

ESTIMATED COMPLETION

~28 Miles

PROJECT LENGTH

$1,500,000,000

ESTIMATED BUDGET

(Updated as of 03/25/22)

TYPE

New alignment high-speed expressway facility

OVERVIEW

The construction includes a new east-west turnpike from I-44 Tri-City area (Newcastle, Blanchard, Tuttle) at SH-37, crossing the South Canadian River, east to I-35, then continuing east along Indian Hills Road and then northeast to I-40, connecting to the new Kickapoo Turnpike. This project expands the mobility of the south Oklahoma City metro by providing greater access to Moore and Norman while continuing the Outer Loop.

The project includes interchanges at:

-I-44

-S. Western Ave/60th Ave NW

-I-35

-S. Bryant Ave/12th Ave NW

-S. Broadway

-S. Sooner Rd/12th Ave NE (SH-77H)

-S. Douglas Blvd/48th St

-South Extension Turnpike

-S. Choctaw Rd

-S. Peebly Rd

-I-40

Project #
Designer
Project Scope
EWC-28001
MacArthur
New Alignment - I-44 / East-West Connector Interchange
EWC-28002
MacArthur
New Alignment - Bridge over the South Canadian River
EWC-28003
TEIM
New Alignment - Western Avenue Interchange Extending East to I-35
EWC-28004
TEIM
New Alignment - I-35 Interchange
EWC-28005
MKEC
New Alignment - I-35 Interchange Extending East 4.5 Miles
EWC-28006
EST
New Alignment - 4.5 Miles East of I-35 Extending East 3.0 Miles
EWC-28007
EST
New Alignment - 7.5 Miles East of I-35 Extending East Including South Extension Interchange
EWC-28008
CEC
New Alignment - East-West Connector Extending NorthEast Including Choctaw Road Interchange
EWC-28009
CEC
New Alignment - East of Choctaw Road Interchange Extending NorthEast Including Peebly Road Interchange
EWC-28010
CEC
New Alignment - East of Peebly Road Extending NorthEast to I-40 Interchange

MEDIA

ACCESS OKLAHOMA PODCAST - EAST-WEST CONNECTOR

 

DOCUMENTATION

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

04/13/2022

ACCESS Oklahoma Newsletter - April 2022

TIMELINE

Milestones will be added as project progresses.

May 17, 2022

Contracts executed for the following firms to begin engineering design on the second priority East-West Connector projects:

- EWC-28008 = CEC

- EWC-28009 = CEC

- EWC-28010 = CEC

May 10, 2022

Contracts executed for the following firms to begin engineering design on the second priority East-West Connector projects:

- EWC-28005 = MKEC

- EWC-28006 = EST

- EWC-28007 = EST

April 22, 2022

Contracts executed for the following firms to begin engineering design on the first priority East-West Connector projects:

- EWC-28001 = MacArthur

- EWC-28002 = MacArthur

- EWC-28003 = TEIM

- EWC-28004 = TEIM

April 14-21, 2022

A series of four public meetings were hosted by OTA to discuss the new alignments in the ACCESS program.

April 13, 2022

ACCESS Oklahoma Newsletter sent out to property owners in the vicinity of the corridor.

Mar. 11, 2022

Engineering teams assigned to specific projects throughout the program to begin preliminary design and necessary studies of the corridor.

Feb. 22, 2022

ACCESS Long-Range Bond Program Announced.

Dec. 7, 2021

Authority Board approves OTA Long-Range Transportation Plan.