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Inhofe touts $100 million infrastructure boost to Oklahoma in federal highway bill

Inhofe touts $100 million infrastructure boost to Oklahoma in federal highway bill

Tulsa World
By Jim Myers
Jul 30, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said Tuesday a five-year highway bill now on its way to the Senate floor would provide the largest infrastructure investment in Oklahoma history, a $100 million boost, and give the state much-needed flexibility to modernize the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

Funding also would be authorized for specific projects such as Interstate 44/U.S. 75, the Oklahoma Republican said.

Advanced by a 21-0 vote of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Senate Bill 2302, America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019, would authorize $287 billion over five years, an amount that led the panel to describe the measure as the “most substantial highway legislation in history.” FULL ARTICLE

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