OUTER LOOP: TRI-CITY CONNECTOR
Outer Loop: Tri-City Connector
Sean Kavanagh, PE, CFM
Poe & Associates
At this time, the OTA has paused all activity on the engineering, survey, and other planning efforts of the Tri-City Connector Turnpike. 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)
New alignment high-speed expressway facility from SH-152 (Airport Rd), south and east to I-44.
The Tri-City Connector is a section of the OKC Outer Loop. For a history of the Outer Loop, click HERE.
The construction includes a new connection from the John Kilpatrick Turnpike terminus at SH-152 (Airport Rd), around the Will Rogers World Airport to I-44, north of the South Canadian River. This project will connect Southwest OKC and the metro area and continue the Outer Loop. It will increase access and offer alternative routes from I-40 to I-44 and, ultimately, I-35. The project includes interchanges at I-44 and SH-152.
New Alignment - SH-152 Extending SouthEast to SW 89th Street Including SW 74th Street Interchange
New Alignment - South of SW 89th Street Extending SouthEast Including SW 104th St Interchange and I-44 Interchange
Content will be continuously provided as project progresses.
Milestones will be added as project progresses.
Dec. 8, 2022
OTA placed all work on pause.
April 14-21, 2022
OTA hosted a series of four public meetings to discuss the new alignments in the ACCESS program.
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.