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Director: Okla. budget woes won't slow projects

Director: Okla. budget woes won't slow projects

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 7, 2010, 4:16PM ET
Bloomberg Businessweek
MURRAY EVANS

OKLAHOMA CITY

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation won't cut back on road work despite budget cuts, the agency's top official said Monday.

In fact, ODOT Director Gary Ridley told the Oklahoma Transportation Commission, the agency might have added construction projects for the 2011 fiscal year if not for the budget shortfall. ODOT's current program calls for about $400 million in projects during the fiscal year that starts July 1.

"We believe we will be able to handle our current eight-year construction work program, based on what we know today, moving forward, without a negative impact," Ridley said.

"Unless something drastically changes, we feel like we've got a business plan in place that we can move forward."... FULL ARTICLE

 

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