Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211


Agricultural News

I-44/H.E. Bailey Turnpike Completes Transition to PlatePay/Cashless Tolling

Wed, 27 Jul 2022 13:49:21 CDT

I-44/H.E. Bailey Turnpike Completes Transition to PlatePay/Cashless Tolling As of Wednesday, I-44/H.E. Bailey Turnpike has fully transitioned to PlatePay/cashless tolling. The final leg of the conversion was completed at the Walters toll plaza Wednesday morning, meaning drivers can now travel along I-44/H.E. Bailey Turnpike from the Texas state line to Oklahoma City without having to stop to pay a toll.

The transition to PlatePay on the H.E. Bailey between Lawton and Oklahoma City was completed earlier this month after an inattentive driver crashed into the Newcastle toll plaza the morning of June 4. Thankfully there were no fatalities, but it highlighted the need to convert to PlatePay for the safety of the traveling public and for OTA tolling employees.

PlatePay helps create a free flow of traffic and a safer, more efficient means of travel without sudden speed changes to maneuver lanes and stop at a toll booth. PlatePay cameras will photograph a vehicle’s license plate, enabling the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority to send the vehicle’s registered owner an invoice. Drivers without a PIKEPASS will receive a bill in the mail. PIKEPASS customers will not have changes to their transaction process.

Drivers should be aware the southbound on- and off-ramps at the Walters exit (mm 20) will be closed from 8 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 9, to 4 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, to remove the tolling equipment. The northbound on- and off-ramps at the Walters exit will be closed from 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, to 4 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, to remove old equipment.

The H.E. Bailey Turnpike is the third Oklahoma toll road to transition to all-electronic tolling after the John Kilpatrick and Kickapoo turnpikes in Oklahoma City moved to PlatePay within the past year. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority plans to transition the state’s remaining turnpikes to cashless tolling by the end of 2024.

PIKEPASS remains the most cost-effective way to travel Oklahoma turnpikes, providing customers the lowest toll rate. To open a PIKEPASS account, visit PIKEPASS.com or call 1-800-PIKEPASS. Learn more about PlatePay at PlatePay.com.



WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Feeder Steers and Heifers Higher, Steer and Heifer Calves Higher at OKC West - El Reno  Wed, 10 Aug 2022 18:17:46 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2 p.m. August 10, 2022  Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:39:05 CDT
  • Sky is the Limit for Hereford Juniors at Faces of Leadership  Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:11:15 CDT
  • August 10, 2022, Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Wed, 10 Aug 2022 14:05:27 CDT
  • Megan Bradley, Leedey, Okla. Wins National Anthem Singing Contest  Wed, 10 Aug 2022 13:17:39 CDT
  • Blaine County Producer Meeting Coming Up August 11  Wed, 10 Aug 2022 13:13:56 CDT
  • Oklahoma Ag Mediation Program Offered Free of Cost to Agriculture Community  Wed, 10 Aug 2022 13:06:26 CDT
  • Preventing Spread of ASF and More with Alicia Gorczyca-Southerland  Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:10:05 CDT

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.


    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2022 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.