Turnpike plans that riled Oklahoma landowners to be unveiled

Ponca City Now - April 5, 2016 9:45 am

HARRAH, Okla. (AP) – The final route for a new turnpike in northeast Oklahoma County that has riled local landowners will be unveiled at a public community meeting next week in Harrah.

Engineers and right-of-way experts will be available from 6-8 p.m. on April 14 at a come-and-go meeting to answer questions and receive feedback from the community on the new design.

The $300 million, 21-mile tollway loop will link Interstates 40 and 44 in eastern Oklahoma County, providing an alternative route to Tulsa that will ease congestion on busy Interstate 35.

The project is part of a planned $900 million worth of bonds state officials announced last year they plan to issue over the next few years to expand and renovate Oklahoma’s turnpike system.

 

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