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Shutdown already costs $133 million in state road projects

Shutdown already costs $133 million in state road projects

Enid News & Eagle
By Janelle Stecklein, CNHI Oklahoma Reporter
Jan 7, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY — The federal government shutdown already has cost Oklahoma nearly $133 million in roadway projects, the state’s director of transportation said.

As the shutdown entered its third week, it has forced the state to delay 36 projects, said Mike Patterson, executive director of Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

Two of those projects include plans to fix the interchange at Interstate 35 and Ladd Road as well as modernizing Oklahoma 37 in Grady County between Tuttle and Minco, Patterson said.

The federal government typically pays about 80 or 90 percent of most road projects, he said. To date, the shutdown has resulted in about $100 million in delayed federal funding, Patterson said... FULL ARTICLE

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