This week, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority approved a maximum speed limit increase on several roadways.
On July 29, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority announced that speed limits will be increasing on several rural roadways over the next several months.
Authorities will increase the speed limit from 75 m.p.h. to 80 m.p.h. on the following roadways:
• Turner Turnpike from mile marker (MM) 203 to MM 216, between Bristow and Sapulpa, 13 miles
• Muskogee Turnpike from MM 2 to MM 33, between Muskogee and Tulsa, 31 miles
• Cherokee Turnpike from MM 3 to MM 28, 25 miles
• Indian Nation Turnpike from MM 93 to MM 104, between SH-9 and I-40, 11 miles
• H.E. Bailey Turnpike (Norman Spur) from MM 102 to MM 107, 5 miles
Additionally, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority also announced that an 80 m.p.h. speed limit will be put into effect on the Kickapoo Turnpike, which is scheduled to open later this year, from MM 130 to MM 149, between I-40 and the Turner Turnpike, 19 miles.
Speed limits on the Will Rogers Turnpike, main segment of the H.E. Bailey Turnpike, Cimarron Turnpike and Chickasaw Turnpike will not change.
Authorities say that it could take a few months before the new speed limit signs can be manufactured and installed. Until new signage is posted, troopers will enforce the posted speed limit.