Groundbreaking Set For Elm Street/Creek Turnpike Project

Oct 13, 2015
Breaking Ground Together 



City of Jenks and Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
invite you to be our guest for a ground breaking ceremony

10:00 am 
Intersection of Elm Street and Aquarium Drive / 101st Street
on the north side of the Creek Turnpike

Parking available at CVS Pharmacy and adjacent lot 

The Honorable Kelly Dunkerley, Mayor, City of Jenks
The Honorable Dan Newberry, Senator, State of Oklahoma
The Honorable Karen Keith, Commissioner, Tulsa County
Secretary Gary Ridley, Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Kevin Hern, Board of Directors, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority
Tim Stewart, Executive Director, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority



City of Jenks successfully passed a $7.5 million bond initiative to further develop and improve the interchanges at the Creek Turnpike and Jenks intersections. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has appropriated an additional $10,588,000 in funds to expand the interchange at the Creek Turnpike and Elm Street in Jenks.

In partnership, the projects will build and improve frontage roads on either side of the Creek Turnpike to connect Elm Street and Lewis Ave south of the Creek Turnpike to the Oklahoma Aquarium at Aquarium Drive. 

The plan includes a “Texas turnaround” on the east side of Elm to further eliminate an existing bank of signal lights.