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Oklahoma bills authorize new toll road, shift tolling authority

Oklahoma bills authorize new toll road, shift tolling authority

Land Line Magazine

February 23, 2010

By Keith Goble, state legislative editor

Two Oklahoma bills would add another toll road to the state’s system and shift tolling power.

A bill advancing through the Oklahoma House would have state lawmakers decide whether the state’s Turnpike Authority should consider building a new toll road in Tulsa.

The House Transportation Committee unanimously approved a bill that would authorize the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority to conduct a toll feasibility study for the route. The bill – HB3220 – now moves to the full House.

With a price tag of about $200 million, the 11-mile stretch of road would link the Tulsa end of the Turner Turnpike to the L.L. Tisdale Expressway.

The west Tulsa County road is the final phase in an outer Tulsa loop that includes part of the Creek Turnpike, U.S. 169 and completed sections of the Gilcrease Expressway. The road has been on city planning maps for nearly 50 years... FULL ARTICLE


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