DELAWARE COUNTY, Oklahoma - The Cherokee Service Plaza on the Cherokee Turnpike in eastern Oklahoma will be closing down on December 3rd.

The 33-mile turnpike is located in Mayes and Delaware counties.

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority recommends you get fuel before getting on the 33-mile turnpike once the plaza closes. 

The OTA says drivers can also find 24-hour fueling operations one mile north of the turnpike on State Highway 82 and one mile south of the turnpike on State Highway 10.

The Cherokee Plaza closing follows similar closings of two service plazas on the Turner Turnpike at Bristow and Wellston in 2008.