Oklahoma Landmark Travel Plaza Reopens Monday In Vinita
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Construction was delayed by a couple of months as crews ran into some surprises, but it will open just in time for holiday travel.
"They worked tirelessly around the clock," said Turnpike Authority Executive Director Tim Stewart.
The original plaza was built in 1957 and was the Glass House pancake house for some time. Now it includes a tribute to Oklahoma's favorite son, Will Rogers.
The section of the Will Rogers Turnpike near Vinita sees about 26,000 motorists daily, according to ODOT.