New lanes open for Creek Turnpike as expansion project wraps up

TULSA - After more than a year of construction, new lanes for the Creek Turnpike are set to open this afternoon. Crews will start removing the traffic cones at noon to allow drivers on the newly expanded lanes.

The project cost around $59 million dollars, but the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority says drivers won't see that cost passed along in the form of increased tolls.

A new lane was added in both directions making the turnpike three lanes each way. That brings the overall traffic capacity up by 50 percent, according to the OTA.

A ceremony is set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday near Creek Turnpike and Sheridan to celebrate the opening.


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