Transportation Authority Thursday unanimously recommended a speed
limit increase for Kilpatrick and Creek turnpikes. OTA also awarded
a $9.4 million contract for pavement reconstruction on the Cimarron
would increase from 65 to 70 mph on Kilpatrick if Public Safety
Commissioner Bob Ricks gives the go ahead. A section of the Creek
Turnpike from the Turner Turnpike entrance east to U.S. 75 in
Tulsa would increase from 65 to 75 mph.
to an OTA released statement, the increase in speed is in response
to customers' requests for the speed limit on Kilpatrick
to be the same as that on I-40 and I-35. "The speed will
be the same for all vehicles," said Michelle Paul, spokesperson
for the OTA.
Highway Patrol Lt. Chris West, a spokesman for the state Public
Safety Department said Ricks intends to approve the measure. Speed
limits will not change until new signs are posted.
--Donna Carlson, staff writer