OUTER LOOP: TRI-CITY CONNECTOR
Outer Loop: Tri-City Connector
Colin O'Leary, PE, CFM
Poe & Associates
(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.
Documentation for this project will be added as it becomes available.
Milestones will be added as project progresses.
Oct. 17, 2023
First ACCESS Program Bond Sale.
Apr. 14, 2023
OTA placed all work on the ACCESS program on pause.
Dec. 8, 2022
OTA placed all work on the Tri-City Connector 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
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.