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Oklahoman Modified: September 22, 2012 at 10:28 pm •  Published: September 24, 2012
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Cimarron Turnpike, 67.7 miles, extends from Interstate 35/U.S. 64 east of Enid to Tulsa; spur connects the main route with Stillwater and Oklahoma State University. Financed by a $74 million bond issue and opened May 16, 1975.

John Kilpatrick Turnpike, 25.4 miles, extends from Oklahoma City interchange of Turner Turnpike/Interstate 35 to Interstate 40 between Mustang and Sara Road. Financed with $106.7 million bond issue and opened Sept. 3, 1991. Extension financed by $173.8 million bond issue and opened 2000-01.

Cherokee Turnpike, 32.8 miles, extends eastward from U.S. 412 at Locust Grove to U.S. 412 west of West Siloam Springs. Financed by $102.6 million bond issue and opened Nov. 5, 1991.

Creek Turnpike, 34.4 miles, connects Turner Turnpike to the Will Rogers Turnpike. Financed by $84.8 million bond issue and opened in 1992. Two extensions, one financed by $63 million bond issue and opened Dec. 15, 2000, and a second financed by $292 million bond issue and opened 2001-02.

Chickasaw Turnpike, 17.3 miles, extends southward from State Highway 3 near Ada to State Highway 7 immediately west of Sulphur. Financed by $38.8 million bond issue and opened in 1991.

Source: Oklahoma Turnpike Authority


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