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Oklahoma DOT releases new eight-year construction plan for highway projects

Oklahoma DOT releases new eight-year construction plan for highway projects

Two additional updated infrastructure plans outlining asset preservation and major projects for the county road system were also approved

Roads & Bridges
OCTOBER 16, 2019

This week, members of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved the Oklahoma DOT's (ODOT) Eight-year Construction Work Plan for highway construction projects for FY 2020-2027.

The commission also approved two additional updated infrastructure plans outlining asset preservation and major projects for the county road system.

This iteration of the agency's recurring Eight-year plan continues to focus on replacing structurally deficient highway bridges as well as addressing older bridges before they develop deficiencies, along with improving two-lane highways with deficient shoulders and increasing the focus on improving good-condition pavement miles.

“The metrics were selected to directly move the needle in three key areas,” Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation and ODOT Executive Director Tim Gatz said in a statement. “First, we must continue to replace and address bridges, not only to finish tackling structurally deficient bridges, but also to maintain good standing and stay ahead of the needs of our aging infrastructure. Second, we must improve two-lane highways with deficient shoulders to provide an added layer of safety when driver errors occur. And third, we must improve pavement conditions to increase safety as well as lower vehicle costs to the driving public. If we apply ourselves to these goals, we can make Oklahoma a ‘Top 10 State’ in these categories.” FULL ARTICLE

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