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LeFlore County roads part of state highway plans

LeFlore County roads part of state highway plans

TimesRecord.com
By Times Record Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at 12:01 AM  

A five-mile stretch of U.S. 59 (Oklahoma 9) in LeFlore County was advanced on the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s $6.5 billion 2020-27 eight-year construction work plan.

According to ODOT, the section of four-lane highway has been delayed in the plan since 2005 because of alignment issues, increased costs and state and federal budget cuts, a news release states.

The letting of the right of way portion of the project is scheduled to begin in mid-November. The project will take place on US 59 from Sunset Corners extending west five miles. This first phase is estimated to cost $7.13 million.

The second phase will be the relocation of utilities, which is set to begin in fiscal year 2021 at an estimated cost of around $3.3 million. The grading of the road and bridge reconstruction is set to take place in fiscal year 2023 at an estimated cost of $10.9 million. The project will be completed with the surfacing of the roadway scheduled to begin in fiscal year 2024 at an estimated cost of $25 million, the release continues... FULL ARTICLE

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