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Boles: Current and Upcoming Infrastructure Updates in HD 51 (OPINION)

Boles: Current and Upcoming Infrastructure Updates in HD 51 (OPINION)

The Marlow Review
September 19, 2019
by Brad Boles

Throughout interim, I’ve been busy traveling to various communities in District 51 to meet with constituents and talk about what issues are most important to them so I can best represent our district. A common question I get is about the Dept. of Transportation’s current and upcoming projects in our district. The ODOT staff has helped me prepare a project summary for our district, which I’m excited to share with you.

In the early 2000’s, Oklahoma consistently ranked as one of the worst states in the nation for structurally deficient bridges. About 17% of the 6,800 highway system bridges were classified as structurally deficient in 2004. In 2005, the state increased funds to ODOT by passing a more reliable funding source to address this issue. It is still being funded annually... FULL ARTICLE

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