On Monday, February 7th, 2022, Governor Stitt gave the 2022 State of the State Address. In the address he mentioned the growth of our great city of Harrah! We are proud of Harrah and excited about all the great things coming our way in the next few years.
“I’m calling to invest $13 billion in transportation over the next 10 years.
This will let us close the loops around Oklahoma City and Tulsa. We’ll widen the Turner to 6 lanes the entire way. We’ll expand the Will Rogers in Northeast Oklahoma and parts of the Kilpatrick in Oklahoma City.
We’re also adding more access points for communities along our system. This will make travel easier and lead to more economic development across the state.
Here’s an example: the Kickapoo Turnpike has been open east of Oklahoma City for a year now.
It’s created an economic explosion for the city of Harrah. In the last year, more than 2,200 new homes have started construction. Harrah’s first hotel opened in November, and the city estimates its population will almost double in three or four years.
We have an opportunity to bring that kind of growth to more cities across our state.
We’ll announce more details — including drone corridors and emerging mobility — later this month. This is our moment to make Oklahoma’s transportation system the best in the nation!”
Quoted from Governor Stitt in his State of State Address. You can read the full address using the link below: