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August 22, 2018

Turner Turnpike Closures


Turnpike travelers, take note: the Turner Turnpike will have numerous overnight closures starting June 7 as construction ramps up on the new Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike. Motorists will have be detoured to State Highway 66.

The closures are to accommodate installation of bridge beams near Luther Road on the new interchange that connects the Turner (I-44) with the new EOC that will run south toward I-40. Construction began on the new turnpike in January.

TURNER TURNPIKE CLOSURES
JUNE 7. Westbound lanes closed 10 pm – 4 am.
Detour at Wellston to SH 66.

JUNE 11. Eastbound lanes closed 10 pm – 4 am.
Entrances closed in OKC.

JUNE 12. Westbound lanes closed 10 pm – 4 am.
Detour at Wellston to SH 66.

 

Starting Thursday, June 7, crews will close the westbound lanes of travel from 10 pm – 4 am. During the closure, traffic will detour at Wellston to State Highway 66 to Oklahoma City. All traffic westbound will be detoured off the turnpike at Wellston.

On Monday, June 11, the eastbound Turner Turnpike will close from 10 pm – 4 am for bridge beam installation. All entrances to the Turner Turnpike in Oklahoma City will be closed to traffic eastbound and detoured to State Highway 66 to Wellston. Motorists will be able to re-enter the turnpike at Wellston.

Additional closures westbound take place Tuesday, June 12, as crews will detour traffic again at Wellston to Oklahoma City on 66 from 10 pm – 4 am.

The Luther exit will be open for small vehicles going westbound, OTA officials said.

That’s all that is scheduled so far, according to turnpike officials. However, another closure on the eastbound lanes is to come.

 

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