John Kilpatrick SW Loop & SH-152
The JKT Southwest Loop Interchange at SH-152 was one of the largest and most extensive projects that CEC’s Surveying & Mapping team has completed for the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. The project objective was to complete a full pre-design survey that would furnish the necessary survey data needed in order to design the JKT extension from ½ mile north of S.W. 44th Street extending south and east of Council Road.
There were several factors that made this a challenging, but satisfying survey for our division. The SW Loop was a new route, which meant that we would be surveying for a new corridor rather than just following an existing course. Not only did the survey include the SH-152 interchange, but it also included the survey for the interchanges at both S.W. 44th Street and Morgan Road. New alignment surveys also require special attention to the needs of the public, which meant that a great deal of time and effort went into coordinating with the existing landowners.
The pre-design survey was not limited to just the topographic, but also to the establishment of the Land Corners for the various Sections that the corridor ran throughout. The research and establishment of the existing SH-152 Alignment was imperative for determining the existing Right-of-Way along the highway and for the interchange connection. Right-of-Way was also researched and annotated along all Section Lines that were determined to be a centerline of survey for the project. In the future this survey will be used for Right-of-Way acquisition, so special care was taken in plotting the property deeds and depicting them for any property adjoining the limits of the survey.