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Oklahoma commission approves plan for roads and bridges

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Posted at 12:59 PM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 13:59:47-05

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has approved a work plan that calls for repairing or replacing nearly 400 county bridges and improving more than 800 miles (1,287 kilometers) of county roads over the next five years.

The Oklahoman reports that about $926 million in federal, state, local and tribal funds will go toward the County Improvement for Roads and Bridges plan that was approved on Monday. The plan is administered by the state Department of Transportation.

Transportation officials say that the bridges to be rehabbed or replaced include nearly 300 bridges deemed structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. They say more than 40 of the bridges to be built will use bridge beams repurposed from an old interstate expressway.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com.

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