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Senate advances Gilcrease Expressway study measure

Senate advances Gilcrease Expressway study measure

Tulsa World

By BARBARA HOBEROCK World Capitol Bureau

Published: 4/15/2010 2:29 AM
Last Modified: 4/15/2010 4:53 AM

— A measure that would allow the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority to conduct a feasibility study on finishing the Gilcrease Expressway and an outer loop is headed to Gov. Brad Henry.

The Senate passed House Bill 3220 by House Speaker Chris Benge, R-Tulsa, and Sen. Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, on a 43-3 vote Wednesday.

The measure would put the project on a list of approved toll roads. The Turnpike Authority would have to vote on whether to build it.

Sen. Randy Brogdon, R-Owasso, who is running for governor, was among three senators to oppose the bill.

Brogdon said the Turnpike Authority has more than $1 billion in debt, adding that more than 27 turnpikes have been authorized... FULL ARTICLE


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