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June 24, 2017

Turnpike Catch-up


The revised proposed route for the Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike.

The revised proposed route for the Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike.

The contingency of neighbors against the Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike will have a meeting next week to catch-up on their ongoing opposition to the 21-mile new toll road coming through or near their land.

Paul Crouch is one of the organizers.

“We plan to gather and talk about what has happened since we started fighting this thing, where it stands today and what we are still doing in effort to stop it. I sure hope it is well attended. So many people seem to think that OTA is too big to fight, but they aren’t!” he said.

The meeting is Friday, August 12, 2016, at the Choctaw Park large pavilion at 5:30 pm.

The Facebook event page invites anyone in the path or interested in opposing the $300 million 210-mile toll road to attend.

The page says …
1. We need everyone who is affected directly or indirectly to attend
2. We need to know what folks are being told by OTA or CDM Smith
3. We need to raise more money in order to continue the fight
4. We plan to have some food there and hopefully some good discussion.

Meantime, the legal war chest to fight the toll road is growing through donations through the mail and through a gofundme page.

Ever hopeful, Crouch says it continues to be a tough fight but he’s optimistic.

“We are in a good position financially to take on OTA,” he said.

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