Posted by ladonna baldwin on October 31, 2003 at 09:53:14:
In Reply to: Re: Oklahoma Toll Roads posted by Dalton L Jolley on September 01, 2003 at 10:21:19:
: : Oklahoma Toll Roads
: : : The only “civility” one will find outside of Tulsa and Oklahoma City is the toll road system of Oklahoma. There was a time when people resented paying to use the roads, that was until the bandits started terrorizing the free roads. The Oklahoma toll roads are well patrolled, with heavily armed toll booths/attendants installed at each entrance.
: : : The cost for this protection (prices are for the full length of the road, tolls are less for exits between points):
: : : 20eb from the Missouri border (Joplin) to Tulsa (I-44 – 116 miles)
: : : 10eb from Tulsa to OKC (I-44 - 106 miles)
: : : 20eb from the Arkansas Border (Siloam Springs) to Tulsa (Hwy412 - 85 miles)
: : : 15eb from Texas Border (Denison) to McAlester (Hwy75 – 98 miles)
: : : 15eb from McAlester to Tulsa (Hwy75 – 91 miles)
: : : 20eb from Texas Border (panhandle) to OKC (I-40 – 120 miles)
: : : 15eb from Texas Border (Wichita Falls) to Lawton (I-44 - 58 miles)
: : : 15eb from Lawton to OKC (I-44 - 86 miles)
: : : 10eb from Tulsa to Muskogee (Hwy 51 – 50 miles)
: : : The speed limit of 85 MPH is strictly enforced. One will see a patrol car once every 20 miles (or less), which are fully armored/armed and have a top speed of 200mph. Each car contains a driver and a “gunner” both trained to help in medical emergencies, and basic roadside assistance.
: : : Oklahoma towns that do not reside along the paths of these turnpikes have all but died, either because of the bio-plague, drought, bandits, poverty or a combination of the four. Towns that have direct access to the Turnpikes on the other hand are faring better.
: : : Corp farmlands along the Turnpikes are allowed direct access to the roads for a monthly fee to the state.
: What does eb stand for. I have no clue and can't find the answer in your posting.
: Dalton L. Jolley
I am very proud of our toll roads in Oklahoma. The effeciency and dedication of those who work on these roads and patrol them helps make oklahoma the great state it is. Our toll roads make travel across the state faster and safeer for those who live in oklahoma and those who are just passing through. Our toll roads are not the only "civility" you will find in Oklahoma. Our secondary roads and highways are many times a very scenic and a woulderful way to spend an afternoon, just driving through our state. And our back roads are just as safe. The city, county and state law enforcement officers do a wounderful job of keeping our roads safe. And our citizens are always ready to help in a time of crisis. So as an invitation to all Check out my Oklahoma and use all of our roads and slow down and appreciate the beauty and downhome hospitality that will surround you.
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