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Budget cuts could hamper Oklahoma transportation projects

Budget cuts could hamper Oklahoma transportation projects



Published: April 13, 2010

The completion of construction projects across the state could be delayed and some projects postponed if the state Transportation Department incurs more budget cuts in the next fiscal year.

Speaking to members of the commission that governs the Transportation Department, Director Gary Ridley on Monday said additional funding cuts to the department could halt some construction projects and take others off the list of an eight-year construction plan.

"We hate to take a back seat to doing the job we all know needs to be done,” Ridley said. "But we have to sit back and look at how to best spend the money we have left.”

Funding cuts could push back the completion date on major projects such as Oklahoma City’s Interstate 40 Crosstown realignment and improvements to Interstate 244 in Tulsa by at least a year, Ridley said... FULL ARTICLE


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