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Partial opening scheduled for Kilpatrick Turnpike's Southwest Extension

Partial opening scheduled for Kilpatrick Turnpike's Southwest Extension

The Oklahoman
by RANDY ELLIS
Updated: Tue, January 7, 2020 1:19 AM

Commercial warehouses and distribution centers in southwest Oklahoma City are scheduled to get a huge boost Thursday with the partial opening of the Southwest Extension of the John Kilpatrick Turnpike.

The 7.5-mile Southwest Extension will provide a loop through the southwest part of Oklahoma City, beginning where the John Kilpatrick Turnpike now ends at Interstate 40 in west Oklahoma City and linking up with State Highway 152, also known as Airport Road, in south Oklahoma City.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday on a section of the new turnpike just east of Morgan Road.

Initially just the westbound/northbound lanes will open, but lanes going the opposite direction are expected to open in a couple of weeks, said Joe Echelle, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority's assistant executive director for maintenance, engineering and construction. Contractors are putting finishing touches on bridge work on the eastbound/southbound lanes... FULL ARTICLE

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