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New boulevard in Oklahoma City won’t see stimulus

New boulevard in Oklahoma City won’t see stimulus

Portion of Interstate 40 project has an estimated cost of $80 million

BY JOHN ESTUS  - The Oklahoman

Published: November 29, 2009

A critical piece of the new Interstate 40 remains unfunded even after more than $500 million in federal stimulus money was given to the state Transportation Department.

While the new I-40 is on schedule to open in 2012, a grand boulevard that will reconnect downtown to the new interstate remains unfunded and off the department’s eight-year work plan.

It is hoped that the boulevard will open in 2014. Oklahoma City officials have planned a number of downtown improvements that were spurred by the boulevard being open.

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