South Extension Turnpike
Tommy Evans, PE
Poe & Associates
(Updated as of 03/25/22)
New alignment high-speed expressway facility
The extension from the East-West Connector south to I-35 near Purcell expands the mobility of the southeast Oklahoma City metro by providing greater access to local communities. This will be a vital corridor for the transportation network of central Oklahoma by providing an alternate route to I-35 for traffic between southern, eastern and northeastern Oklahoma.
The project includes interchanges at:
- East-West Connector
- Alameda Drive
- Etowah Rd
New Alignment - South of South Extension Interchange Extending South to East Rock Creek Road
New Alignment - South of East Rock Creek Road Extending South Including Alameda Drive Interchange
New Alignment - South of Alameda Drive Interchange Extending South Including SH-9 Interchange
New Alignment - South of SH-9 Interchange Extending South to Etowah Road Interchange
New Alignment - Etowah Road Interchange Extending South to US-77 Interchange
New Alignment - US-77 Interchange Extending SouthWest over the South Canadian River
New Alignment - SouthWest of South Canadian River Extending West to I-35 Interchange then Extending to SH-74
ACCESS OKLAHOMA PODCAST - SOUTH EXTENSION TURNPIKE
Milestones will be added as project progresses.
June 8, 2022
Contracts executed for the following firms to begin engineering design on the second priority East-West Connector projects:
- SET-27006 = CEC
- SET-27007 = CEC
May 27, 2022
Contracts executed for the following firms to begin engineering design:
- SET-27001 = Poe
- SET-27002 = Poe
- SET-27003 = Poe
- SET-27004 = Cowan
- SET-27005 = Cowan
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.