Oklahoma Turnpike Authority To Test All-Electronic Toll In Jenks

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 7:43 pm
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will test an all-electronic tolling system in Jenks beginning in late January. 

Plate Pay will allow drivers on the Creek Turnpike to take the exit at the Peoria, Elm interchange without stopping to pay a toll.

Instead, technology will scan the vehicle's tag, and send a bill to the driver, making things faster and safer.

"This is a big deal for us to see if it's effective, how effective it is and then we'll systematically look at other places throughout our system to whether electronic tolling will work or not," said Jack Damrill with the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority.

The City of Jenks partnered with the OTA on the $9.5 million project which should come online in late January 2017.