Oklahoma


Oklahoma Bridge Conditions Move Up in Rankings: Now Among Top 10

Oklahoma highway bridge conditions are making the grade by moving from among the worst in the nation to the head of the class, achieving Top 10 status for the first time by ranking ninth, according to the latest data from the Federal Highway Administration....


Oklahoma Counties to Benefit From Bridge, Road Upgrades

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....


Gilcrease Expressway West Project in Okla. Receives $120M for Renovations

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao recently announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's Build America Bureau will provide up to a $120.1 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) to help finance the Gilcrease Expressway West Project in Oklahoma....


Timberlake Construction Tackles Will Rogers Airport Upgrades

Will Rogers, the Oklahoma-born actor, cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist and social commentator for whom the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City is named, once said, "If you want to be successful, it's just this simple: Know what you are doing....


Wilhite Crane & Rigging Lifts Secretariat Statue Into Place

An artist in Norman, Okla., Jocelyn Russell, was commissioned to create a 3,800 lb. bronze statue of Secretariat racing with its famed jockey, Ron Turcotte. Wilhite Crane & Rigging of Lexington lifted the Secretariat statue in late fall 2019....


Oklahoma City Businessman Kenneth K. Wert to Chair National Transportation Group in 2020

An Oklahoma construction executive has been elected 2020 chairman of the board of directors of TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. Kenneth K. Wert, chairman of Haskell Lemon Construction Co....


Trail King Hires Mark Hartman as New District Sales Manager

Trail King Industries Inc. , a North American trailer manufacturer of open deck and materials hauling trailers serving a wide variety of markets, announced the recent hire of Mark Hartman, who joins the Trail King Sales department as a district sales manager....


Eight-Year Plan Propels ODOT Toward Improvements

With more than a decade and a half of improvements on Oklahoma's highways and interstates under its belt, this year's updated Eight-year Construction Work Plan is paired with newly refined goals to further address the most critical issues affecting drivers every day....


Big Changes for U.S.-69/75 as Project Gets Green Light

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....


Okla., Ark. Leaders: Future of McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.), along with Govs. Kevin Stitt (R-Okla.) and Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.), announced provisions in America's Transportation Infrastructure Act that outline the future for modernizing the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System....






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