The Cherokee Turnpike is a toll road in eastern Oklahoma. It is a four-lane freeway carrying U.S. Highway 412 from east of Kansas, Oklahoma to west of Locust Grove and has a total length of 46 miles. An alternate route, Scenic US 412, provides a free route passing through the towns bypassed by the turnpike. The fee for driving the complete length of the road (as of October, 2005) is $2.25. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cherokee Turnpike"
The Cimarron Turnpike is a toll road that runs 67 miles from western Tulsa, Oklahoma to Interstate 35, with a 7.2 mile spur to Stillwater, Oklahoma. It costs $2.25 to drive the full length of the turnpike. It was opened to traffic in 1975. U.S. Highway 412 was duplexed with entire route in the late 1990s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cimarron Turnpike"
The Kilpatrick Turnpike is a toll road in the state of Oklahoma that runs from Interstate 40 on its east side to I-35, where it then turns into the Turner Turnpike. It costs $2.00 to drive the entire turnpike; customers using the Pikepass electronic toll system receive a slight discount. The turnpike was completed during the 1990s in two stages, the most recent being the leg that connects the turnpike to Interstate 40. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kilpatrick Turnpike"
The Oklahoma Transportation Authority is a United States state department that deals with issues regarding turnpikes in Oklahoma. It was started in 1947 by Governor Roy J. Turner. Their mission statement is to "construct, operate, and maintain a safe and economical turnpike system for the convenience of customers". ...more on Wikipedia about "Oklahoma Transportation Authority"
Pikepass is the electronic toll collection system used by the Oklahoma Transportation Authority. Created in 1990 and launched on January 1 1991, Pikepass provides a faster and cheaper alternative in paying cash tolls. Most customers pay an initial $40 in prepaid tolls, which they can refill at their own convenience or have funds automatically withdrawn to replenish the balance if it falls below $10-15. Pikepass usage results in a 5% savings up front and customers with 20 or more uses of the Pikepass receive a credit of 5% of their toll charges for that month. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pikepass"
The Turner Turnpike is the oldest of Oklahoma's ten turnpikes. Its runs from Oklahoma City to Tulsa at a length of 86 miles. It costs $3.50 to drive the entire length of the turnpike. Although that may seem expensive, when adjusted for inflation ($9 toll in 1953, using 2005 dollars), tolls have actually fallen over 60%, to 4 cents a mile, one of the cheapest in the nation. Near Stroud there is a full service restaurant and fueling station in the center of the Turnpike. The speed limit on this turnpike is 75mph, making possible the drive to Tulsa in under 1.5 hours. The road is signed as Interstate 44, but was built prior to the designation of the interstate. ...more on Wikipedia about "Turner Turnpike"
The Will Rogers Turnpike runs from Tulsa, Oklahoma to the Missouri state line. It is 88 miles long and costs $3.50 to drive one way. One unique feature is a McDonalds (formerly a ( Howard Johnson) that sits over the turnpike, and one can see the traffic passing beneath. The McDonalds is purported to be the "world's largest". The road is designated Interstate 44, but was built prior to the designation to Interstate standards. ...more on Wikipedia about "Will Rogers Turnpike"
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