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ODOT Presser: October Transportation Commission Meeting

ODOT Presser: October Transportation Commission Meeting

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Monday, October 5, in the R.A. Ward Transportation Building, 200 N.E. 21st St. in Oklahoma City. Items to be addressed at the meeting include:

Oklahoma Department of Transportation Director Gary Ridley is expected to discuss planned delays in the agency’s construction program for November after Congress approved made a drastic measure that limits funds severely including the agency’s ability to award contracts.
Ridley will also update the commission on federal stimulus issues and grant applications made by the agency to fund rail projects, including high-speed rail.

Commissioners will consider a pair of projects totaling about $21 million to improve the  I-44 corridor in Tulsa. One would widen I-44 at Darlington Ave., which is just east of Yale Ave. The second would replace a bridge on I-44 over 163rd E. Ave.

They also will be asked to approve a pair of proposals to install rumble strips on various highways in the northern and northeastern part of the state. The strips are a safety feature designed to alert drivers if they drive onto a highway’s shoulder. Combined, the proposals will cost about $700,000.

Commissioners will also examine a proposal to build 21 county road and bridge projects using county crews.

The meeting agenda can be viewed at using the Public Meetings link. The commission, an eight-member panel appointed by the Governor to oversee the state’s transportation development, awards project contracts for road and bridge construction on a monthly basis. The meeting is open to the public. If you have any questions about Monday’s meeting, call the


ODOT Media and Public Relations office at 405-521-6000.

The following monthly Transportation Commission meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at 11 a.m.

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