Commuting in Oklahoma City is generally about 23 minutes to my office.Â Of course itâ€™s usually a little quicker when the schools are closed and sometimes takes longer due to accidents.Â About one half of my drive time is getting to the Hefner Parkway which is one of the cityâ€™s main north south vectors.Â One of the good things about the Oklahoma City is that there are interstates surrounding the City, one which goes from Moore to Edmond.Â We also have the Kilpatrick Turnpike that loops around the west side of Oklahoma City and circles the north boundary and goes to the east side and connects with the Broadway extension that goes to Edmond, and eventually runs into I-35 that goes north to Guthrie.
My drive time has been consistent through the reconstruction of I-40, which generally doesnâ€™t impede traffic.
This drive time is based on rush hour traffic at 7:30 to 8:00 a.m.Â Sometime the afternoon drive takes a little longer.Â On holidays and weekends or during hours other than working commute times, the drive is 5 to 8 minutes quicker.Â
Surprisingly enough there are not many accidents that slow down our commute.Â Traffic on the local interstates is usually spread out and flows at the normal speed limit.Â There is a lot of shoulder space for cars who do have tire or mechanical problems, and occasional accidents.Â Commute in Oklahoma City is seldom over 30 minutes from any of the surrounding metro areas.
Just passing it on: