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Pike Off OTA

About Us

Pike Off OTA is a grassroots 501c4 organization that formed not only to prevent the development of two proposed turnpikes, the East-West Corridor and the South Extension, but to also reduce the overreaching impact of the Oklahoma Transportation Authority.

The History

On February 22, 2022 the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority unveiled it’s new plans for the addition of two turnpikes: the East-West Corridor and the South Extension Turnpike. Governor Stitt announced the plans to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Board of Directors claiming the turnpikes would just be going through farmlands and pasturelands that wouldn’t be disrupted. When the information was picked up by the media and put on social media, hundreds of home owners first learned that their houses were in or near the path of the proposed turnpike. There were no public discussions or previous press releases about the impact of these projects.

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has become too powerful and detached. They are held accountable by their board members, only one of whom is an elected official (Governor Stitt) and have the sole discretion to determine where turnpikes will be built with no input from the citizens or the municipalities they will affect.

Estimated Total Losses

  • Homes 665
  • Large Structures 812
  • Cemetery 1
  • Parcels of Land 1021

Depreciated Properties within a 1/2 Mile

  • Homes 4730
  • Large Structures 1201

This is an estimate based on the map provided by the OTA. The OTA has not released any specific information.

Who Does This Concern?

All Oklahomans are in this fight!!!  No land is safe from the OTA and their use of Eminent Domain, especially if you are in any of the marked areas, as the OTA already has legislative approval for all these regions. Numbers correspond to their number in the state statute.

Upcoming Events

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Dr. Amy Cerato, a geotechnical engineer, speaking to the Oklahoma Transportation Authority Board of Directors on March 29, 2022 about the ecological, economical, geographical, and humanitarian issues of the proposed new turnpikes. 

Timeline of Events

12/07/2021

OTA Announcement

OTA announces it is working on long term plans for turnpike improvements.

12/07/2021

02/07/2022

First Reading of HB 4088

02/07/2022

02/16/2022

HB 4088 passes through Appropriations and Budget Committee Unanimously

02/16/2022

02/22/2022

ACCESS Oklahoma Plans Unveiled

ODOT and OTA reveal their long term plans via the accessoklahoma.com website with zero input from the public or the Oklahoma citizens whose homes they plan to destroy.

02/22/2022

03/03/2022

Norman Ward 5 Holds Town Hall Meeting

Norman Ward 5 residents hold a town hall meeting to speak with the OTA.  The OTA does not show and only sends their firm to represent them, to cushion themselves from the citizens whose land they intend to take land.

Watch some of the public comments here.

03/03/2022

03/07/2022

HB 4088 Hearing and Was Determined to Proceed

(see 3/7/22 1:30-2:30p 4:20:15) [Link coming soon]

03/07/2022

03/10/2022

Facebook Live Meeting

03/10/2022

03/15/2022

Red Dirt Sierra Club Meeting (Hosting WildCare)

03/15/2022

03/22/2022

Norman City Council Meeting

03/22/2022

03/23/2022

Go Away OTA Rally at the Capitol

Registration begins 10:00am

Speakers:

  • Stan Ward, Attorney
  • Amy Cerato, Geotechnical Engineer, PhD
  • Inger Giuffrida, Director of Wildcare Oklahoma
  • Tom Elmore
  • Michael Nash, President Pike Off OTA, Inc.
  • Mark Sherwood, Gubernatorial candidate
  • Mary Boren, State Senator
  • Jacob Rosencrants, State Representative HD 46

At the Rally:

Before the rally, please stop by and tell your legislators your story.

03/23/2022

03/24/2022

SB 1610 Passed the Senate

SB 1610 passed the Senate.  Please contact all your (or just all) House Representatives to get them on board with passing it when it heads to the house!

03/24/2022

03/29/2022

Oklahoma Transportation Authority Board Meeting

03/29/2022

04/04/2022

Cleveland Co. Commissions Approve Resolution Opposing the Turnpike

Cleveland County Commissions voted unanimously in favor of a resolution opposing the turnpike in Cleveland County.

Watch public comments here.

04/04/2022

04/14/2022

House Transportation Committee Votes on SB1610

The House of Representatives vote 7-2 in favor of SB1610.  Thank you to the Representatives who voted in favor of this measure.

04/14/2022

05/04/2022 10:00am

Council of Bond Oversight

Council of Bond Oversight board meeting to discuss & vote on turnpike bonds/funding.

Oklahoma State Capitol MP Room 100

05/04/2022 10:00am