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According to Ablogtophone, the Creek Turnpike is a turnpike, or toll road, in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The highway forms an eastern and southern bypass around Tulsa, Oklahoma’s second largest city. The road allows through traffic to avoid Tulsa. The turnpike is 53 kilometers long.
The highway begins in the suburb of Sapulpa, where it exits from Interstate 44, which runs from Oklahoma City to Tulsa. The highway has 2×2 lanes, and runs east. The suburb of Jenks crosses US 75, a highway from Henryetta to Tulsa. Then you cross the Arkansas River. One then enters the southern suburbs of Tulsa. These are the more expensive neighborhoods, where almost everyone has a pool in the garden. It crosses US 64, which runs to Muskogee, and US 169, the Mingo Valley Expresswaystarts here, running through Tulsa toward Kansas. You then pass through Broken Arrow, the largest suburb of Tulsa with 90,000 inhabitants. Here the Creek Turnpike makes a wide arc, turning north, where it crosses the Muskogee Turnpike via a trefoil. After this, the toll road runs through undeveloped land, connecting with Interstate 44 toward Springfield, Missouri.
The Creek Turnpike is numbered State Route 364 for nearly its entire length, except for the portion over which US 64/169 runs south of Tulsa. This number was approved in 2014 and covers the areas of the Creek Turnpike that are subject to tolls.
The Creek Turnpike is a relatively new highway in the Tulsa metropolitan area. The first section opened in 1992 between US 75 and US 64 in southern Tulsa, including a bridge over the Arkansas River. In 1993, the short toll-free section that is double-numbered with US 64 opened. Then, in 2000, the western link opened to I-44 toward Oklahoma City, making nearly half of the highway passable. The section along the south and east sides of Broken Arrow opened in 2001, with the last two links opening in 2002, including the entire eastern section of the Creek Turnpike.
In 2012-2013, a portion of the Creek Turnpike between US 75 and Memorial Drive was widened from 2×2 to 2×3 lanes for eight miles. The widening was completed in October 2013.
|US 75 Jenks||US 64 Memorial Drive||12 km||30-07-1992|
|US 64 Memorial Drive||US 169 Mingo Valley Expressway||2 km||00-00-1993|
|I-44||US 75 Jenks||8 km||15-12-2000|
|US 169 Mingo Valley Expressway||161st Avenue||9 km||15-08-2001|
|101st Street||Muskogee Turnpike||3 km||20-11-2001|
|161st Avenue||101st Street||7 km||15-04-2002|
|Muskogee Turnpike||I-44||14 km||16-08-2002|
The Creek Turnpike is a toll road, operated by the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. Tolls can be paid with the PikePass.
Every day, 20,000 vehicles drive east of I-44 on the south side of Tulsa, rising to 38,000 vehicles a day east of US 75 and up to 55,000 vehicles a day at the busiest point west of US 64. On the Broken Arrow section 15,000 vehicles per day and 11,000 vehicles drive on the eastern portion of the Creek Turnpike that leads back to I-44.
Pikepass is Oklahoma ‘s electronic toll system (ETC). It provides the ability to pay electronically tolls on Oklahoma ‘s turnpikes.
The PikePass comes in three forms, a sticker, a ‘box’ and a bumper tag. There is also an electronic toll system with license plate recognition called ‘PlatePay’.
There are 10 turnpikes in Oklahoma, all of which can be paid with the Pikepass. Unlike many other US electronic toll systems, the discount with Pikepass is very modest, usually only 10 or 20 cents for the entire route of a turnpike, but it should be noted that the turnpike toll costs are very low, often only 2 to 4 cents per turnpike. kilometers.
Turnover from Oklahoma’s toll roads is approximately $200 million per year, 40% of which is from out-of-state users. There are over 750,000 PikePasses in use.
The system was introduced on January 1, 1991, and was one of the older electronic toll systems in the United States. Since 2014, the PikePass is compatible with the Kansas K-Tag and the North Texas Tollway Authority ‘s TollTag (around Dallas-Fort Worth ). In 2017, the system was expanded with fully electronic toll collection called PlatePay. The first all-electronic toll gate went into operation on the Creek Turnpike near Tulsa on January 5, 2017. In 2018, the interoperability expanded to include the Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority near Houston and the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority around Austin, both in Texas.