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I-240 extension in Oklahoma City

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Scott5114:

--- Quote from: bugo on July 30, 2021, 02:21:13 AM ---That I-240 extension is just plain goofy. Is it going to have four cardinal directions? Will there be an overlap (follow route in ODOT-speak) with I-40 east of OKC?

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A beltway using all four cardinal directions has precedent (I-435 for instance). According to the proposal, there will be an I-40/I-240/US-270/SH-3 concurrency in far east OKC.

Bobby5280:
Well, I guess if I-240 overlaps the entire Kilpatrick Turnpike that would open the door to extend the I-235 designation North over Broadway extension up to its interchange with the Kilpatrick Turnpike.


--- Quote from: Mapmikey ---It does look goofy...not so much as a beltway as it is a belt buckle.
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That's a pretty good, if not hilarious, description.


--- Quote from: Scott5114 ---According to the proposal, there will be an I-40/I-240/US-270/SH-3 concurrency in far east OKC.
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I'm not a big fan of the concurrency. OTOH, that section of future I-40/I-240 on the SE side of OKC did get a fairly decent upgrade recently.

I'm guessing I-44 will also have an overlap with I-240 between the I-35/Kilpatrick interchange and the Kickapoo interchange. That would mean I-44 would have concurrencies with I-240 and I-35 for about 18 miles.

Scott5114:

--- Quote from: Bobby5280 on July 30, 2021, 10:45:54 AM ---Well, I guess if I-240 overlaps the entire Kilpatrick Turnpike that would open the door to extend the I-235 designation North over Broadway extension up to its interchange with the Kilpatrick Turnpike.


--- Quote from: Mapmikey ---It does look goofy...not so much as a beltway as it is a belt buckle.
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That's a pretty good, if not hilarious, description.


--- Quote from: Scott5114 ---According to the proposal, there will be an I-40/I-240/US-270/SH-3 concurrency in far east OKC.
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I'm not a big fan of the concurrency. OTOH, that section of future I-40/I-240 on the SE side of OKC did get a fairly decent upgrade recently.

I'm guessing I-44 will also have an overlap with I-240 between the I-35/Kilpatrick interchange and the Kickapoo interchange. That would mean I-44 would have concurrencies with I-240 and I-35 for about 18 miles.

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Yup. Here's a link for the actual text of the proposed resolution: https://www.odot.org/tcomm/agendas21/tc_agenda-202108-r.pdf

I don't mind the concurrencies because they'd functionally exist even if they're not signed (an exit to I-240 north, followed a few miles later by an exit to I-240 west is basically a concurrency whether you sign it or notónot signing it is just pretending you're ArDOT). Someone going, e.g. Tulsa to Lawton, or Tulsa to Norman, or Shawnee to Guthrie, might well follow the I-240 route as designated, so the concurrency makes sense.

Plutonic Panda:
I hope it wonít do away with a potential future N-S extension. Both are needed for future growth.

Scott5114:
Fun fact, kurumi says...

--- Quote from: kurumi ---The longest full beltway in the U. S. is Interstate 275 encircling Cincinnati.

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I-275 is 83.71 miles long.

But Google shows the new I-240 as 91.3 miles.

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