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Re: Kickapoo Turnpike
« Reply #200 on: August 31, 2021, 09:44:19 PM »

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I40 was finished in the last 5 years while it's been nearly 30 years since I35 was completely redone.

I-35 from Downtown OKC down to the Crossroads Mall area (I-40 down to I-240) was re-built in the early 2000's. I-35 going North of I-40 up to the duplex with I-44 is really old and badly in need of improvement.

Not disagreeing with 35 between the Ft Smith junction and Remington Park. I went back to Google Earth to confirm. In 1990, the Dallas Junction rebuild was complete down to just north of the SE 15th St exit. By 1995, the rebuild was complete at 15th and was in progress south to just north of Grand Blvd. By 2002 it was complete past SE 59th and was in progress from SE 89th to Shields.  The final stretch was the I240 interchange, which was completed between 2003 and July 2005. That 7 mile stretch took 15 years to be completed.
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Re: Kickapoo Turnpike
« Reply #201 on: September 01, 2021, 01:26:27 AM »

Even though the Kickapoo exit number scheme is explained as a "count-back" from I-44 exit #149, it's also approximately the mileage from a given point on the turnpike to the TX state line at the Red River -- not that anyone thinks that this facility will reach that far south!  But earlier speculation about a diagonal shunt over to I-35, if ever implemented, might actually be a close approximation of I-35 aggregate mileage as diverted to the Kickapoo.  That leads to a 2nd thought:  the exit numbers may well change once the pike is signed as part of I-240, so the existing scheme, regardless of rationale, is serving as a temporary "placeholder".  Do any OK posters have a rough idea regarding when I-240 signage will be applied? 
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Re: Kickapoo Turnpike
« Reply #202 on: September 01, 2021, 05:45:49 PM »

Hasn't cleared AASHTO/FHWA yet—this was just OK voting to send it to AASHTO, basically.

For what it's worth, even the state route changes that were approved the same day have not yet been signed (or at least SH-4 and SH-375; I haven't had eyes on 312 or 301).
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Re: Kickapoo Turnpike
« Reply #203 on: March 05, 2022, 09:52:38 PM »

Slightly off-topic, but there an arterial in Shawnee called Kickapoo Spur.
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.3438359,-96.9369984,1828m/data=!3m1!1e3

Very very doubful it could link to a potential Kickapoo southern extension.

Back to the main topic, Google Streetview did a coverage of the Kickapoo Tpk. https://goo.gl/maps/Qu87zH6S3yMCJB857
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Re: Kickapoo Turnpike
« Reply #204 on: March 06, 2022, 10:21:22 AM »

Slightly off-topic, but there an arterial in Shawnee called Kickapoo Spur.
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.3438359,-96.9369984,1828m/data=!3m1!1e3

Very very doubful it could link to a potential Kickapoo southern extension.


The "Kickapoo Spur" refers to that portion of US 270 Business, as it leads to Kickapoo St (N-S street at east end).
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Re: Kickapoo Turnpike
« Reply #205 on: April 24, 2022, 05:37:51 PM »

Drove this today around noon. It’s not a busy road by any measure but I was surprised at the amount of traffic on it. I can only think more cars will use it once it connects to I-35 near Purcell.
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Re: Kickapoo Turnpike
« Reply #206 on: April 24, 2022, 06:55:28 PM »

Slightly off-topic, but there an arterial in Shawnee called Kickapoo Spur.
https://www.google.com/maps/@35.3438359,-96.9369984,1828m/data=!3m1!1e3

Very very doubful it could link to a potential Kickapoo southern extension.


The "Kickapoo Spur" refers to that portion of US 270 Business, as it leads to Kickapoo St (N-S street at east end).

Assuredly both are named after the same Kickapoo tribe the turnpike was named after, which has its capital at nearby McLoud.
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