Oklahoma Transportation Commission approves county road and bridge funding program
BY MICHAEL McNUTT NewsOK.com
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
11/06/12 at 9:45 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma transportation officials Monday approved a road and bridge improvement program for the next five years that will clear the way for more than $903 million of new construction on county roads and bridges in each of the state's 77 counties.
The state Transportation Commission accepted the report, which calls for the money, which will be increased as a result of legislation passed this year, to be distributed equally by the state Transportation Department's eight transportation commissions.
About $316 million of the money in the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges program is earmarked over the five-year period to replace 389 structurally deficient county bridges across the state, according to the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma.
About 75 of the bridges will use recycled beams from the old Interstate 40 Crosstown bridge through downtown Oklahoma City that was torn down this year.
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