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Study for loop segment advances

Study for loop segment advances

Tulsa World

by: RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer

Tuesday, March 09, 2010
3:59:10 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY — Legislation to authorize a feasibility study for a highway through parts of west Tulsa and Tulsa County was approved by the House of Representatives on Monday.

The proposed study is part of a comprehensive initiative to complete a loop around Tulsa that has been on the drawing board for decades. Officials say the road will not necessarily be a toll road, although indications are that at least part of it could be.

The bill by Speaker Chris Benge, R-Tulsa, passed 74-22. Reps. George Faught, R-Muskogee, and Mike Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City, argued against it, and Benge and Reps. Lucky Lamons, D-Tulsa, and John Wright, R-Broken Arrow, debated in favor of it.

The state Senate passed its own version of the bill last month... FULL ARTICLE

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