Abandoned Will Rogers Tpk – Catoosa, OK
Construction of the Creek Turnpike around Tulsa, Oklahoma between March 1999 and August 2002 included a realignment of Interstate 44 from Skelly Drive to the Will Rogers Turnpike.1
The new roadway bypassed the section of I-44 angling northeast from Skelly Drive to the split with Oklahoma 66, and the transition to the Will Rogers Turnpike. It was considered to be one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the Tulsa area at the time,2
with a weaving traffic pattern adding motorists from the 193rd East Avenue on-ramp just ahead of the eastbound I-44 split with U.S. 412 and the adjacent left-hand ramp to Oklahoma 66 into Catoosa.