Oklahoma Transportation Commission

On Aug. 3, the Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved the nearly $880 million County Improvements for Roads and Bridges plan that has been updated for State Fiscal Years 2021 through 2025, which is designed to address projects like the Belford bridge.

After years of planning, countless hours in the design room and input from the public, the U.S.-69/75 corridor in Bryan County is a giant step closer to a major reconstruction due to a federal FASTLANE Grant received in 2016. The contract was awarded by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission at its August meeting to Duit Construction of Edmond at more than $150 million, with a significant $62 million coming from federal funds.

Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission's July 1 meeting include announcement of the creation of a new transit office at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation; an update on the state's improving bridge conditions; details of emergency repair plans for highways in Canadian and Sequoyah counties damaged by spring flooding; removal of a section of SH-3 in Oklahoma County from the highway system; and approval of funding for upcoming centerline rumble strip installation.

Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission's June 3 meeting include a special presentation with Gov. Kevin Stitt congratulating Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews for workplace safety, presentation of an award for ODOT's public transit program and recognition of an Oklahoma Department of Public Safety employee by ODOT.

Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission's Jan. 7 meeting include an update on the impact of the lack of a federal budget or continuing resolution on Oklahoma Department of Transportation projects, acceptance of two awards for concrete paving projects and approval of funding for improvements to four railroad crossings in Oklahoma City.

Motorists should begin preparing their Off Broadway alternate routes before the next phase of the I-235/U.S.-77 corridor widening and reconstruction at the I-44 interchange in spring 2019. The Oklahoma Transportation Commission awarded an up to $105 million contract to Allen Contracting Inc.

A $43 million contract to replace a mile-long, 58-year-old bridge over Lake Texoma that links Oklahoma and Texas was awarded by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission. Jensen Construction Co. of Sand Springs was the lowest of eight bidders for the job at $43 million.

Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission's meeting Oct. 1, include an update on the Driving Oklahoma Working Group's involvement with autonomous vehicles, federal grants to regional transit agencies, a county bridge ribbon cutting and an update on federal funding.

Key transportation plans are now on track to improve Oklahoma's highway and county road systems over the next several years. On Sept. 10, the Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved updated infrastructure plans for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and for the off-system roads and bridges maintained by counties.

Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission's March 5 meeting include an update on major work requiring weekend closures of I-235 in Oklahoma City and a briefing on legislative and funding issues, including the status of the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges program.

Highlights of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission's Jan. 3 meeting include an update on major interstate work in the Oklahoma City metro area on I-40 and I-235, reflection on major events affecting transportation in the past year, progress of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and approval of an engineering contract for the I-40 interchange in Clinton.