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I-40 upgrades continue: Transp Depart received $465 mill in fed stimulus funds for roads, bridges

I-40 upgrades continue: Transp Depart received $465 mill in fed stimulus funds for roads, bridges

BY RANDY ELLIS

The Oklahoman

Published: December 13, 2009

Bone-rattling rides on Interstate 40 in Oklahoma have been the norm for years. Pavement conditions were so bad that as recently as last spring Parade Magazine characterized it as one of "The Worst Roads in America.”

Rapid improvement is under way.

The state Transportation Department was awarded about $465 million in federal stimulus funds for roads and bridges and is using that money to replace, rehabilitate or repair 337 miles of highways and 88 bridges.

About 102 of those highway miles are on Oklahoma’s interstate highway system, as are many of the bridges.

"We made a conscious decision to choose projects that would have the greatest impact on the public as well as trying to do projects in areas across the state,” said Gary Ridley, Oklahoma’s transportation secretary... FULL ARTICLE




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