Leading the Driving Forward Program

In 2015, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority launched “Driving Forward: Investing in Oklahoma’s Future”.

Poe & Associates is serving as overall program manager for this substantial transportation program which includes six large-scale projects. Of the six turnpike corridor projects, three projects are being designed on brand new alignments. Poe is responsible for overseeing all cost control and reporting and providing all reviews and quality control on all design, environmental, right of way, utility, permitting requirements, tolling facilities, and construction management to deliver the $1.3 billion program.

The Poe team has 24 different sub-consultants under contract to provide these critical duties to OTA to ensure the successful delivery of the program. Poe was hired within 30 days of the announcement of the Program in October 2015 and has been working full time ever since.