Interchange Improvements Across the System
Samantha Heinrich, PE
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.
(Updated as of 03/25/22)
New or improved interchanges and other facility updates on existing turnpikes
An important part of the ACCESS Long Range Plan includes several projects that will improve existing facilities or provide new or improved access points to communities throughout the state.
Current planned interchange projects:
- Cimarron Turnpike: A new interchange at SH-108 near Glencoe
- Creek Turnpike: The rehabilitation of the existing bridges over Haikey Creek
- Creek Turnpike: Improvements to the SH-51 interchange in Broken Arrow
- HE Bailey Turnpike: Improvements to the Whitfield Road Interchange near Cyril
- HE Bailey Turnpike: A new interchange at US-277 near Cement & Ninnekah
- HE Bailey Turnpike: A new interchange at SH-92 near Chickasha
- HE Bailey Turnpike: A new interchange at CR1280 near Amber
- Indian Nation Turnpike: Improvements to the Ragan Road Interchange near Indianola
- Indian Nation Turnpike: A new interchange at SH-63 near Blanco
- Indian Nation Turnpike: Improvements to the US-69 Interchange near McAlester
- Indian Nation Turnpike: A new interchange at Tannehil Rd near McAlester
- Will Rogers Turnpike: Improvements to the SH-28 Interchange near Adair
Cimarron - SH-108 Interchange at Glencoe
Creek - Bridge Rehabilitation over Haikey Creek
Creek - SH-51 Interchange in Broken Arrow
HEB - Whitfield Road Interchange at Cyril
HEB - US-277 Interchange at Cement/Ninnekah
HEB - SH-92 Interchange at Chickasha
HEB - CR 1280 Interchange at Amber
Indian Nation - Ragan Road Interchange at Indianola
Indian Nation - SH-63 Interchange at Blanco
Indian Nation - US-69 Interchange at McAlester
Indian Nation - Tannehil Rd Interchange North of McAlester
Will Rogers - SH-28 Interchange at Adair
ACCESS OKLAHOMA PODCAST - H.E. BAILEY TURNPIKE
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Documentation for these project will be added as it becomes available.
Milestones will be added as project progresses.
Apr. 14, 2023
OTA placed all work on the ACCESS program on pause.
Ground topographic and environmental surveys to begin. Certain property owners near these projects could receive letters requesting access to their property.
Contracts executed for the following firms to begin engineering on the first priority of access improvement projects:
- CR-34001: Bridge Rehabilitation over Haikey Creek = EST
- IN-36001: Ragan Road Interchange at Indianola = Olsson
- IN-36002: SH-63 Interchange at Blanco = Olsson
- WR-31006: SH-28 Interchange at Adair = Garver
Mar. 11, 2022
Engineering teams assigned to specific projects throughout the program to begin preliminary design and necessary studies of each location.
Feb. 22, 2022
Details of the long-range plan, designated as the ACCESS Oklahoma Program, are announced and supporting website published.
Dec. 7, 2021
Secretary Gatz announces the OTA's intent to develop a 15-year long-range transportation infrastructure improvement plan.