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Oklahoma Transportation Commission Approves $6B Highway Plan, Awards $97M in Contracts

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission voted to approve ODOT's Eight-year Construction Work Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2021-2018. A project included in that plan is an estimated $7 million pavement rehabilitation on I-35 between I-44 and the John Kilpatrick Turnpike in Oklahoma City in FFY 2021.
The Oklahoma Transportation Commission voted to approve ODOT's Eight-year Construction Work Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2021-2018. A project included in that plan is an estimated $7 million pavement rehabilitation on I-35 between I-44 and the John Kilpatrick Turnpike in Oklahoma City in FFY 2021.
The Oklahoma Transportation Commission voted to award a $44-million contract for a widening and realignment project on SH-20 at Keetonville Hill between Owasso and Claremore.
The Oklahoma Transportation Commission voted to award a $44-million contract for a widening and realignment project on SH-20 at Keetonville Hill between Owasso and Claremore.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission’s recent meeting include commission approval of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Eight-year Construction Work Plan and a briefing on its Asset Preservation Plan; approval of the new Oklahoma Public Transit Policy Plan; and an update on the federal funding outlook. Contracts were awarded for projects on SH-20 in Tulsa County, SH-33/3 in Blaine County and Robinson Avenue in Cleveland County.

The commission voted to approve ODOT's Eight-year Construction Work Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2021-2028, which contains $6 billion in projects on state bridges and highways during the next eight years.

"While 2020 has been quite a challenge — we have faced budgetary challenges in addition to a global pandemic — we still managed to produce a strong and substantial Eight-year Construction Work Plan that will provide a framework for much needed safety improvements to our transportation infrastructure," Secretary of Transportation and ODOT Executive Director Tim Gatz said.

Updated annually, the plan takes into account area needs and prioritizes projects based on available state and federal funding. A companion piece to the Eight-year Construction Plan, the four-year Asset Preservation Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2024, was presented to commissioners. The $470-million plan focuses on key maintenance projects to extend the lifespan of highway pavement and bridges.

Also approved was the Oklahoma Public Transit Policy Plan, which is being delivered to the governor and Legislature. The first of its type in state history, the plan outlines mobility priorities and transit funding needs for the next 20 years.

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The commission also voted to award a $44-million realignment project on SH-20 at Keetonville Hill between Owasso and Claremore, a nearly $12-million project to add paved shoulders to SH-33/SH-3 near Watonga and a $5-million intersection improvement project on Robinson Street west of I-35 in Norman. Construction will start on these projects in early 2021.

Commissioners voted to award 20 contracts totaling $97 million to improve highways, roads, and bridges in 19 counties. Contracts were awarded for projects in Atoka, Blaine, Bryan, Caddo, Cleveland, Creek, Custer, Garvin, Grady, LeFlore, McCurtain, Major, Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Seminole, Sequoyah, Tulsa, and Washita counties.

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