BY BARBARA HOBEROCK World Capitol Bureau
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
6/26/13 at 4:02 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority on Tuesday approved a contract to build a new service plaza on the Indian Nation Turnpike.
The existing service plazas on the Indian Nation Turnpike at Oklahoma 9, also called the Eufaula plaza, and Antlers will be closed when the McAlester plaza is opened, said Tim Stewart, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority executive director.
The new plaza will be located at milepost 66.5, Stewart said.
The nearly $10 million contract was awarded to Sherwood Construction.
Meanwhile, demolition began Tuesday on the service plaza on the Will Rogers Turnpike near Vinita.
It will be rebuilt in the same location, Stewart said.
The new plaza will be finished in about a year, Stewart said.
The contractor has been offered incentives to get it completed earlier, Stewart said.
The cost is a little more than $14 million, he said... FULL ARTICLE
Wed, June 26, 2013
by John Cox