JOHN KILPATRICK TURNPIKE
John Kilpatrick Widening
Colin O'Leary, P.E., CFM
(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
Content will be continuously provided as project progresses.
Documentation for this project will be added as it becomes available.
Milestones will be added as project progresses.
Feb. 6, 2024
February 06, 2024 First priority projects resumed preconstruction design activities.
- JKT- 30003: Widening- 1/2 section South of County Line Road NorthEast Includes County Line Road Interchange = CEC
- JKT- 30005: Widening- Eastern Avenue Extending East to I-35 Interchange = TAG
Oct. 17, 2023
First ACCESS Program Bond Sale.
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 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:
April 21, 2022
Contract executed for the following firm to begin engineering of the first priority of John Kilpatrick Turnpike projects:
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
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.