John Kilpatrick Turnpike
The John Kilpatrick Turnpike is a toll road in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The turnpike forms a partial loop that runs from State Highway 152 (SH-152) in the west to an interchange with Interstate 35 (I-35) and I-44 in the east. At the eastern terminus, traffic continuing east merges with I-44 traffic, forming the Turner Turnpike. The Kilpatrick Turnpike is 29.4 miles (47.3 km) long.
|Maintained by OTA|
|Length||29.4 mi (47.3 km)|
|Existed||September 1, 1991–present|
|West end||SH-152 in Oklahoma City|
| I-40 / US 270|
US 77 (Broadway Extension)
|East end||I-35 / I-44 / Turner Turnpike in Oklahoma City|
The Kilpatrick Turnpike begins at an interchange with SH-152 just west of Council Road in southwestern Oklahoma City. The turnpike heads generally north and west from this interchange, with exits to Morgan Road, Sara Road/SW 29th Street, and a partial interchange with SW 15th street, with traffic exiting from southbound and entering northbound. From there, it angles northeast to a full interchange with I-40/US-270. Another partial interchange is located at N.W. 10th Street, with ramps allowing drivers to join the northbound turnpike and exit the southbound turnpike. The turnpike continues north, passing just east of the Yukon city limits, before making an S-curve to the east, running west of Lake Overholser. The turnpike's first full interchange is with State Highway 66 (SH-66), which runs along N.W. 39th Expressway. North of this interchange, the Kilpatrick Turnpike crosses the North Canadian River. The next interchange is with Wilshire Boulevard. Immediately north of Wilshire Boulevard is the first barrier toll plaza. The highway's next interchange is with SH-3, also known as the Northwest Expressway. The turnpike curves to the east north of here, entering Oklahoma County.
East of the county line, the Kilpatrick Turnpike follows the route of Memorial Road; Memorial splits into a pair of one-way frontage roads during this stretch. The next interchange, at Council Road, allows eastbound traffic to exit and westbound to enter the turnpike. The two interchanges to the east of here, at Rockwell Avenue and MacArthur Road, allow full access. At Meridian Avenue, traffic can exit the turnpike westbound and enter it eastbound. To the east lies an interchange with SH-74. This is the northern terminus of the Lake Hefner Parkway freeway; north of here, SH-74 follows Portland Avenue. The interchange only allows direct access from the westbound Kilpatrick Turnpike to southbound SH-74 and from northbound SH-74 to the eastbound turnpike; all other movements must be completed via Memorial Road. The turnpike continues east, with full interchanges at May and Pennsylvania (Penn) avenues. East of Penn, the highway curves southeast, leaving the Memorial Road corridor. The next interchange is at Western Avenue. To the east of here is the second barrier toll plaza. After the toll plaza is the interchange with US-77, a freeway also known as the Broadway Extension. The turnpike then has an interchange at Eastern Avenue. The turnpike then comes to an end at I-35/I-44. Eastbound I-44 splits away from northbound I-35 at this interchange to form the Turner Turnpike, and the eastbound Kilpatrick Turnpike mainline merges into the Turner Turnpike toward Tulsa.
In 1987, the Oklahoma Legislature authorized construction of the first phase of the turnpike, between I-35 and Lake Hefner Parkway. It was completed in 1991. In 2001, an extension of the turnpike to I-40 was completed.
On October 29, 2015, Governor Mary Fallin announced that the Kilpatrick Turnpike would be extended south to end at SH-152 near Will Rogers World Airport as part of Driving Forward, a $892 million turnpike package. The project began on January 20, 2018.
The extension was opened January 9, 2020.
In February 2021, the OTA announced that all of the turnpikes will be going all-electronic tolling within the next five years, starting with the Kilpatrick Turnpike. This change (known as PlatePay) began on the Kilpatrick on July 25, 2021.
The entire route is in Oklahoma City. All exits are unnumbered.
|Oklahoma||0.00||0.00||Council Road||Westbound entrance only|
|0.000||0.000||SH-152||Counterclockwise terminus; westbound connection from SR 152 east is via Council Road; highway continues east toll-free as SH-152 (Airport Road)|
|3.60||5.79||SW 29th Street||Northbound exit and Southbound entrance|
|3.80||6.12||Sara Road||Northbound entrance and Southbound exit|
|5.00||8.05||SW 15th Street||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|5.90||9.50||I-40 (US 270) – Oklahoma City, Downtown, Yukon, Amarillo||I-40 east exit 138B, west exit 139A|
|7.10||11.43||NW 10th Street||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|9.90||15.93||SH-66 – Bethany, Yukon|
|14.50||23.34||SH-3 / Morgan Road / Hefner Road|
|Oklahoma||17.40||28.00||Council Road||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|20.80||33.47||Meridian Avenue||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
SH-74 south (Lake Hefner Parkway) to I-44
|Signed as one single exit eastbound|
|SH-74 north (Portland Avenue)|
|23.80||38.30||Penn Avenue||Full name "Pennsylvania"|
|26.50||42.65||US 77 – Oklahoma City, Edmond||No direct access from US-77 south to the turnpike east|
|29.30||47.15||I-35 south / I-44 west (SH-66 west) – Oklahoma City, Downtown||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|29.40||47.31||I-35 north (SH-66 east) – Wichita||Left exit eastbound; no westbound exit|
|29.70||47.80||I-44 / Turner Turnpike east – Tulsa||Turner Tpk. (I-44 east) continues beyond clockwise terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- Official State Map (PDF) (Map) (2013–14 ed.). Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Oklahoma City inset. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
- Google Maps
- "Oklahoma Highway Patrol". Retrieved 2008-04-05.
- "Driving Forward OK". Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. Retrieved 2015-11-19.
- "Toll Rates". Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. Retrieved December 16, 2020.
- "Southwest JKT Extension" (PDF). Driving Forward OK. Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. Retrieved April 13, 2018.