JOHN KILPATRICK TURNPIKE
John Kilpatrick Widening
Colin O'Leary, P.E., CFM
At this time, the OTA is continuing design and planning work on only two sections of the John Kilpatrick Turnpike. OTA has paused all activity on the remainder of the project. Until the Oklahoma Supreme Court issues its decision on OTA’s application for approval of bonds, the OTA does not have access to the bond market to fund planning and construction activities for the ACCESS Oklahoma Program.
(Updated as of 03/25/22)
Continuation and completion of improvements to the John Kilpatrick Turnpike from I-40 to I-35, adding driving lanes, safety enhancements, and greater access on and off of the turnpike
Completing the widening of the John Kilpatrick Turnpike that began in 2012 is an important part of the ACCESS Oklahoma Long Range Plan. Additionally, adding access to the turnpike at County Line Road and modifying the access at SH-74 will provide for more efficient mobility between the Municipal, State, and Turnpike systems.
Widening - I-40 North to the Canadian River Bridges
Widening - North of the Canadian River Bridges Extending North to ½ section South of County Line Road
Widening - ½ section South of County Line Road NorthEast Includes County Line Road Interchange
Widening - East of County Line Road Extending East to widened section at MacArthur Blvd
Widening - Eastern Avenue Extending East to I-35 Interchange
Interchange - Lake Hefner Pkwy Flyover Direct Connection
ACCESS OKLAHOMA PODCAST - JOHN KILPATRICK TURNPIKE
Documentation for this project will be added as it becomes available.
Milestones will be added as project progresses.
Jan. 11, 2023
OTA resumed work on the ACCESS program in a limited capacity.
Dec. 8, 2022
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 on their property.
April 29, 2022
Contracts executed for the following firms to begin engineering on the first and second priority of John Kilpatrick Turnpike projects:
- JKT-30002: Widening - North of the Canadian River Bridges North to 1/2 section South of County Line Road - Cowan Group Engineering
-JKT-30003: Widening - 1/2 section South of County Line Road Northeast to 1/2 section east of Council Road, Includes the County Line Road Interchange - CEC, Inc.
-JKT-30005: Widening - Eastern Avenue East to I-35 Interchange - TAG
April 21, 2022
Contract executed for the following firm to begin engineering of the first priority of John Kilpatrick Turnpike projects:
- JKT-30001: Widening - I-40 North to the Canadian River Bridges - CP&Y, Inc.
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.