Traffic Talk: Kilpatrick Turnpike drivers will see the lights

Don Gammill: Lighting work nearly finished in Oklahoma City on the Kilpatrick Turnpike's north side.
by Don Gammill Published: September 23, 2013

As for when that lighting should be finished, “Hopefully by the end of the month,” Damrill said.

Your second question requires we go another direction, obviously.

You ask, “who pays for the electricity that is used to power streetlights throughout the metro?

Simply put, you do.

Stuart Chai, traffic engineer for the city, responds: “In Oklahoma City, most street lighting is paid for by the city. Since the city relies on tax revenues to fund its operations, it is ultimately the taxpayer that foots the bill.”

By the way...

It's September. We're just now into fall. But it won't be long until we reach the cold of winter.

Auto experts will tell you it's not too soon to be making your plans for having your vehicle serviced for winter.

Check your owner's manual, or ask your mechanic for what needs to be done and when. It just might surprise you. But better now than later.

Enjoy your week and drive safely.


by Don Gammill
General Assignment Editor and Columnist
Don Gammill is general assignment editor and columnist. A native of Ponca City, he graduated from Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma). While in college, he was a sports stringer for The Oklahoma City Times....
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