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Oklahoma okays $6B, 8-year infrastructure construction plan

Oklahoma okays $6B, 8-year infrastructure construction plan

Construction Dive
Kim Slowey
PUBLISHED Sept. 17, 2018

Dive Brief:

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission on Sept. 10 voted unanimously to approve the state Department of Transportation's eight-year, $6.1 billion infrastructure plan. The plan is updated each year according to expected funding, and projects are reprioritized so that the state's most critical road and bridge needs can be met.

The "Construction Work Plan" for fiscal years 2019-2026 lays out a year-by-year agenda of projects that transportation officials expect to execute, with annual spending falling between $724 million and a little more than $787 million. In the fiscal year 2019, the DOT plans to spend a total of $787.2 million, an amount that includes the nearly $132 million U.S. 69 project in Bryan County, Oklahoma, and the $78 million Interstate 44 project in Oklahoma County. Altogether, the plan covers 1,386 projects and includes 686 bridge replacements or rehabilitations, as well as 720 miles of shoulders or improvements to two-lane highways... FULL ARTICLE

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