WILL ROGERS TURNPIKE
Will Rogers Widening
Rusty Akerman, PE
Jessica Prince, PE
At this time, the OTA is continuing design and planning work on only one section of the Will Rogers 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)
Reconstruction and widening to include safety features and access improvement from Catoosa to Claremore
This project will provide additional lanes and enhanced safety features for travel between US-412 and SH-20 and will include improved access at Pine Street. It will allow for the future creation of truck-specific and HOV lanes for quick and safe access throughout the corridor.
Widening - US-412 Extending NorthEast to Navigation Channel
Widening - Pine Street Interchange at Catoosa
Widening - Navigation Channel Bridges
Widening - Northeast of Navigation Bridges Extending NorthEast to Flint Road
Widening - Flint Road Extending NorthEast to ½ Mile North of SH-20 in Claremore
ACCESS OKLAHOMA PODCAST - WILL ROGERS 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.
June - August 2022
Bridge Assessments being completed for existing structures over the Verdigris River Navigational Channel.
May - June 2022
Ground topographic surveys to begin. Certain property owners near these projects could receive letters requesting access on their property.
May 13, 2022
Contracts executed to engineering firm, Benham, to begin engineering on the remaining priority projects:
- WR-31004: Widening of corridor from northeast of the Verdigris River Navigation Channel to Flint Road interchange.
-WR-31005: Widening of corridor from Flint Road interchange to half a mile north of SH-20 in Claremore.
April 28, 2022
Contracts executed to engineering firm, EST, Inc., to begin engineering on the following first priority projects:
- WR-31001: Widening of corridor from US-412 northeast up to the Verdigris River Navigation Channel.
- WR-31003: Widening of the bridge over the Verdigris River Navigation Channel.
-WR-31002: Pine Street interchange at Catoosa.
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.