Traffic counts on Oklahoma turnpikes had been recovering as the state moved through Gov. Kevin Stitt’s reopening plan, which hit phase three on June 1.
"However, Oklahoma, along with many other states, had shown a spike in COVID-19 cases, which, as expected, slightly slowed the rebound of the authority’s revenues for July. In particular, passenger vehicles declined 9.5% as compared to July 2019," said Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Director of Finance and Revenue Wendy Smith.
Smith said heavy truck traffic — think freight movement — was also lower.