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SSOWorld:
Toll road I would assume

okroads:

--- Quote from: Chris on March 12, 2009, 10:31:19 AM ---What does the "no refund" sign mean?

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This exit (OK 51B) is on the eastbound Muskogee Turnpike east of the mainline toll plaza. Motorists pay the full toll at the toll plaza as if they were going to travel the entire turnpike. If they exit before the end of the turnpike, then they get a refund of part of their toll at the off-ramp's toll gate. This particular exit does not have a toll gate, thus, there is no refund.

Chris:
I see... Strange system, I haven't heard of something similar in Europe. A lot of European toll roads have a "closed" ticket system. Others have an open system with one mainline toll barrier and perhaps a lower toll at some entrances/exits.

mightyace:

--- Quote from: Chris on March 12, 2009, 11:38:12 AM ---I see... Strange system, I haven't heard of something similar in Europe. A lot of European toll roads have a "closed" ticket system. Others have an open system with one mainline toll barrier and perhaps a lower toll at some entrances/exits.

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I think that this system is unique to Oklahoma.

Most of the older cross-state tollways (PA Turnpike, NY Thruway, Mass Pike west of Boston, NJ TPK, Ohio TPK, Indiana Toll Road, Kansas TPK, rural section of Florida's Turnpike, etc.) are closed ticket systems with maybe some miles of open systems.  Most urban and/or shorter roads are open systems.  It also seems like all of the new toll roads are open systems.

okroads:

--- Quote from: Chris on March 12, 2009, 11:38:12 AM ---I see... Strange system, I haven't heard of something similar in Europe. A lot of European toll roads have a "closed" ticket system. Others have an open system with one mainline toll barrier and perhaps a lower toll at some entrances/exits.

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That system is a bit unusual, but again, it is Oklahoma we are talking about.  :-D Before the toll plazas were moved in the early 90s to go along with the introduction of PikePass (OK's version of EZPass), the Turner & Will Rogers Turnpikes (both part of I-44) used the closed ticket system. There may have been a couple others that used this system, but I can't remember them at this point.

The old gates on the Turner Turnpike stood for several years in Oklahoma City (just east of I-35) and Tulsa (just southwest of OK 66). Too bad I wasn't yet driving age at that time, and had no clue that people took road pictures, or otherwise I would've taken pictures of them.

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