(H.E. Bailey Turnpike)
(Will Rogers Turnpike)
Turner Turnpike @
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Interstate 44 MO Guide
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After leaving Interstate 35 behind at mile marker 135 (I-35's mile marker
138), the speed limit
increases to 75 as the Turner
Turnpike begins. The Turner Turnpike is the most-traveled rural turnpike in Oklahoma, connecting
its two largest cities. There are seven exits on the turnpike's
almost 90 miles of travel, with three of the exits in the final
10 miles, with Exit 158 (OK 66), Exit 166 (OK 18), Exit 179 (U.S.
377/OK 99), Exit 196 (OK 48), Exit 211 (OK 33), Exit 215 (OK 97),
and Exit 218 (Creek Turnpike East). All interchanges except for Exit 211 are trumpet
interchanges. Exit 211, built in the early 1990s, is the only
diamond interchange on the Turner Turnpike. As one begins to
approach the Tulsa area from the southwest, the speed limit falls from 75 to 65,
then to 55 as a curve is made to head over the westbound off-ramp
to OK 66 West. The speed limit goes back up to 60 after making it
through the curve, and suddenly, you have entered Tulsa.
To continue on Interstate 44 through
the Tulsa area, please see the Interstate
44 @ Tulsa Highways page.