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P.M. UPDATE: More than $1 million in road improvements awarded for Muskogee County

P.M. UPDATE: More than $1 million in road improvements awarded for Muskogee County

www.MuskogeePhoenix.com

June 2, 2010
(AP)

OKLAHOMA CITY — Two contracts were awarded this month for road improvements in Muskogee County, according to a media release.

The first project will help bring the sidewalks in Porum up to Americans with Disabilities Act standards. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation reports that $16 million of the state’s federal stimulus money has been set aside to help small communities with populations of 5,000 or fewer comply with the ADA. Sidewalk improvements will be built along highways in 46 communities across the state.

According to the release, unresolved ADA issues represent an unfunded mandate that can be very difficult for small communities like Porum with limited resources to address. If a community’s sidewalks are not ADA compliant, under federal law, ODOT is only allowed to do minimum maintenance on nearby highways. By bringing sidewalks up to ADA standards, ODOT will now be able to conduct all necessary highway projects outside and throughout Porum... FULL ARTICLE

 

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