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State Spends More Stimulus Money on Roads, Bridges

State Spends More Stimulus Money on Roads, Bridges

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has spent another $23.9 million in federal economic stimulus money on state road and bridge projects.

Commissioners awarded contracts for the work on Monday. The state has now spent a total of $352 million in federal stimulus dollars on state road and bridge projects across the state. Including county road and bridge projects, the state has spent $382 million in stimulus funds.

Oklahoma received $465 million in federal stimulus money for road and bridge improvements and other transportation projects. Transportation Secretary Gary Ridley says the state spent 82 percent of the money within 110 days of receiving it.

Ridley says the state has about $80 million left. Most of it will go toward county transportation projects and meeting federal disability guidelines.

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