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Road show: Leaders to examine IDL work

Road show: Leaders to examine IDL work

Tulsa World

By World's Editorial Writers

Published: 1/16/2010 2:21 AM
Last Modified: 1/16/2010 5:09 AM

A key congressional transportation leader is scheduled to join an entourage of other officials on Monday to see firsthand the progress on Oklahoma's largest stimulus project, the $75 million Inner Dispersal Loop reconstruction in Tulsa.

We hope U.S. Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., likes what he sees here (and we believe he will) for several reasons.

Oberstar will be joined by U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin, Oklahoma Department of Transportation officials, advocates and local leaders to see the IDL work. Later in the day he will tour some major projects in the Oklahoma City area.

Oberstar is chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which plays a significant role in infrastructure planning and funding. Fallin is a member of that committee.

ODOT has awarded about $414 million of its allotted $465 million stimulus funds. An estimated $228 million has been paid out to contractors... FULL ARTICLE

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