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A Couple Questions From a Noob About OK's Turnpikes

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CoreySamson:
I might be visiting Oklahoma relatively soon, and I had a couple questions about OK's turnpikes. Here goes:

1. Are Oklahoma's turnpikes compatible with EZTag (not EZPass, I'm talking about the Houston-based system)? And if not, is it compatible with TxTag?

2. Do all the turnpikes support electronic tolling, or are there sections that require cash only? I'm most curious about the Indian Nation Turnpike, the Creek Turnpike, and the Cherokee Turnpike.

Apologies if these questions were answered in another thread.

okroads:
1. Yes, EZ Tag can be used in Oklahoma.
2. All Oklahoma turnpikes support electronic tolling. OTA is in the process of converting to "plate pay" (in other words, electronic tolling only) on all turnpikes within the next few years. Currently, only the Kilpatrick in OKC is electronic tolling only.

Bobby5280:
I can't wait for them to convert the H.E. Bailey Turnpike between Lawton and Wichita Falls to AET. That means OTA will finally have to do something about the ratty old toll booth at the Walters Exit. They really need to do a complete re-build of that interchange. The bridge over the toll booth is falling apart. The ramps are also in bad shape and in a very outdated design. It will be nice to breeze through there going 75mph someday. I'm tired of having to slow down to 25mph or even slower going through the PikePass lane.

Great Lakes Roads:

--- Quote from: Bobby5280 on October 13, 2021, 01:24:13 AM ---I can't wait for them to convert the H.E. Bailey Turnpike between Lawton and Wichita Falls to AET. That means OTA will finally have to do something about the ratty old toll booth at the Walters Exit. They really need to do a complete re-build of that interchange. The bridge over the toll booth is falling apart. The ramps are also in bad shape and in a very outdated design. It will be nice to breeze through there going 75mph someday. I'm tired of having to slow down to 25mph or even slower going through the PikePass lane.

--- End quote ---

I bet that they are doing all of these AET upgrades to hopefully support the speed limit of 80 mph, especially on the older turnpikes.

Bobby5280:
On at least some of these older turnpikes in order to bump speeds up to 80mph OTA will have to do a lot of roadway replacement with new concrete slab. The stretch of I-44 going South of Lawton is a pretty rough affair. You feel every seam joint between the concrete slabs.

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