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Author Topic: I-240 extension in Oklahoma City  (Read 33642 times)

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Re: I-240 extension in Oklahoma City
« Reply #225 on: November 11, 2022, 07:47:46 PM »

What is the scope of work in Phase 1B of this interchange project?

So far, the only new work done on the I-240/I-35 interchange is the EB I-240 to SB I-35 ramp over 4 years ago. That carved away part of the OK DPS parking lot on the SW corner of the interchange.

In the early 2000's the I-35 main lanes were widened from 2x2 to 3x3 through the interchange.

I was going to look it up, but the latest web page redesign is an abject failure. It is BLANK!!
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Re: I-240 extension in Oklahoma City
« Reply #226 on: March 22, 2023, 01:35:27 PM »

Take this with a grain of salt, but a poster in another forum claimed they emailed the OTA about this proposal and they were told the state is no longer going to pursue this designation or sign it. If thatís true thank god.
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Re: I-240 extension in Oklahoma City
« Reply #227 on: March 22, 2023, 02:58:20 PM »

^ If so, good. Although I don't see any issue with the western loop. It was just the I-40 / I-44 / Kickapoo overlap that make no sense.
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Re: I-240 extension in Oklahoma City
« Reply #228 on: March 22, 2023, 04:24:11 PM »

Take this with a grain of salt, but a poster in another forum claimed they emailed the OTA about this proposal and they were told the state is no longer going to pursue this designation or sign it. If thatís true thank god.

What forum?
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Re: I-240 extension in Oklahoma City
« Reply #229 on: March 22, 2023, 05:53:23 PM »

Take this with a grain of salt, but a poster in another forum claimed they emailed the OTA about this proposal and they were told the state is no longer going to pursue this designation or sign it. If thatís true thank god.

What forum?

OKCTalk, probably. I saw a thread on that there.

I replied to it that I'm guessing whichever OTA dork they got ahold of didn't know what they were talking about, considering this was already approved by AASHTO. So at the very most you would be able to file this in the same drawer I-444 is in.
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Re: I-240 extension in Oklahoma City
« Reply #230 on: March 22, 2023, 06:26:13 PM »

Take this with a grain of salt, but a poster in another forum claimed they emailed the OTA about this proposal and they were told the state is no longer going to pursue this designation or sign it. If thatís true thank god.

What forum?

OKCTalk, probably. I saw a thread on that there.

I replied to it that I'm guessing whichever OTA dork they got ahold of didn't know what they were talking about, considering this was already approved by AASHTO. So at the very most you would be able to file this in the same drawer I-444 is in.
Is posting links to other forum websites allowed on here?
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Re: I-240 extension in Oklahoma City
« Reply #231 on: March 22, 2023, 06:33:23 PM »

Is posting links to other forum websites allowed on here?

It should be. The intent of the forum rule about other websites is supposed to prevent things like "Why am I banned from Highway Divides" or "Why am I being required to pay to post in ExampleForums", not simply linking.

*I'm not aware of any forum that requires paying anything other than a one-time registration fee for SomethingAwful.
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Re: I-240 extension in Oklahoma City
« Reply #232 on: March 22, 2023, 06:51:08 PM »

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Re: I-240 extension in Oklahoma City
« Reply #233 on: March 22, 2023, 07:23:02 PM »

Yeah, go right ahead.

https://www.okctalk.com/showthread.php?t=47508
Awesome! I wasnít sure. I got a temporary ban for doing that on either city data or SSP.
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Re: I-240 extension in Oklahoma City
« Reply #234 on: March 22, 2023, 09:26:11 PM »

If the 240 extension is truly cancelled, it wouldn't upset me too much. It seemed like a pie-in-the-sky proposal to me. However, until there is official confirmation of the extension's cancelation (outside of this and okctalk.com's forums), I will take it is not yet cancelled.
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Re: I-240 extension in Oklahoma City
« Reply #235 on: March 22, 2023, 10:00:48 PM »

I could care less if it were cancelled, because that idea never was good to begin with.
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Re: I-240 extension in Oklahoma City
« Reply #236 on: March 22, 2023, 10:41:19 PM »

Yeah, I agree it's no great loss, but the fact is we don't know for sure other than some random OTA public relations employee saying so. Now, I get that they're generally pretty reliable, but H.B. has been pretty clear that they aren't as omniscient as we'd like.
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Re: I-240 extension in Oklahoma City
« Reply #237 on: March 23, 2023, 02:24:53 PM »

I wouldn't have minded the I-240 designation being extended along the Airport Road freeway and along that new portion of the Kilpatrick Turnpike just up to I-40. That way both ends of I-240 would have terminated with I-40. The complete overlap of both the Kilpatrick and Kickapoo Turnpikes was just too much.
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Re: I-240 extension in Oklahoma City
« Reply #238 on: March 31, 2023, 10:02:52 AM »

One thing they could do.

Extend 240 to Airport Road to JKT to I-35 and Extend 235 to JKT. I would be for that.

Kickapoo can be X35 When they extend to the south to Purcell.


The wacky idea.

Realign I-44 with JKT to either OK-74 to the South. Or keep it on the JKT to the proposed extension to the Tri-City Area when they build it. And bring back the old I-240 alignment for current I-44.


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