Turner Turnpike Widening – OKC to SH-66, East of Bristow
Bill Weatherford, PE
Jenny Sallee, PE
At this time, the OTA is continuing design and planning work on only three sections of the Turner 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 the reconstruction and widening from I-35 at Oklahoma City to SH-66, east of Bristow, adding lanes, improving/adding interchanges and other safety features to include lights
The Turner Turnpike is a vital corridor that connects Oklahoma’s two metro areas. Improving safety and convenience on this road is a priority for OTA. This reconstruction/safety project will occur between I-35 and SH-66, East of Bristow. These projects will create an “urban turnpike corridor” with lighting, wider lanes and additional lanes. It will allow for the future addition of truck-specific and high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes for quick and safe access. The design package includes interchanges at Post Rd, SH-102, SH-18 in Chandler, N 3503 at Davenport, SH-99 in Stroud, S 481st at Depew, SH-16 and SH-48 at Bristow, and SH-66, East of Bristow.
Widening - I-35 Extending East to Hiwassee Road Including Post Road Interchange
Widening - East of Hiwassee Road Extending East to Kickapoo Turnpike
Widening - Kickapoo Turnpike Extending East 5.0 Miles
Widening - 5.0 Miles East of Kickapoo Turnpike Extending East to Wellston Including SH-102 Interchange
Widening - East of Wellston to West of Chandler
Widening - West of Chandler Extending East Including Chandler Interchange
Widening - East of Chandler Interchange Extending East to West of Davenport
Widening - West of Davenport Extending East to Stroud Including Davenport Interchange
Widening - West of Stroud Rest Area Extending East to Milfay Road Including Stroud Interchange
Widening - Milfay Road Extending East Including Depew Interchange
Widening - East of Depew Interchange Extending East Including Bristow Interchange
Widening - East of Bristow extending to Previously Widened Section Including SH-66 Interchange
ACCESS OKLAHOMA PODCAST - TURNER 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 surveys to begin. Certain property owners near these projects could receive letters requesting access on their property.
May 20, 2022
Plans submitted for construction contractor bidding for the section just east of Bristow Interchange to the completed section near SH-66. Project design was completed under the Driving Forward Program. This includes a new interchange at SH-66.
April 26 - May 19, 2022
Contracts executed for engineering design firms to begin from Bristow westward including the Bristow Interchange.
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.