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Senate Bill 86 passes

Senate Bill 86 passes

Muskogee Phoenix
By Josh Allen / Special to the Phoenix
May 2, 2018

Governor Mary Fallin has the fate of Muskogee, Wagoner and other cities along U.S. 69 in her hands. Senate Bill 86 will be sent to her desk after its passing on the Senate floor Tuesday.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation recently proposed a bypass around the City of Muskogee, superseding a previously announced plan in the department’s 2016 eight-year plan, that caused concerns among civic leaders from Muskogee and surrounding cities.

SB 86 requires ODOT to study the economic impact of a new bypass and win the support of the governing body of any municipality affected by such projects before it can be added to an eight-year plan.

Muskogee Mayor Bob Coburn reached out to Wagoner Mayor Albert Jones and Pryor Mayor Jimmy Tramel – two cities that will be affected by ODOT’s current direction – in an effort to rally support for the passing of Senate Bill 86... FULL ARTICLE

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