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Transportation
9:35 am
Fri December 13, 2013

New Access From I-40 To Downtown OKC Opens Friday

A new exit opens Friday afternoon providing better access to and from downtown Oklahoma CIty.
Credit Oklahoma Department of Transportation

The Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation plans to open a new exit and entrance on the I-40 Crosstown through Oklahoma City in time for Friday’s rush hour. The new connection provides improved access to downtown Oklahoma City.

The new exit will open access to Virginia Ave. and Klein Ave. for eastbound traffic on I-40, eventually extending to the new Oklahoma City Blvd.

The project also gives drivers on westbound I-40 access to an on-ramp from the Oklahoma City Blvd. at Klein Ave. and Virginia Ave.

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Transportation
12:05 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

ODOT Still Concerned With Federal Funds Reimbursement

Credit Oklahoma Department of Transportation

Oklahoma Department of Transportation officials said Monday they are still concerned with federal highway funding and how it will affect ongoing and future projects in the state.

ODOT Director Mike Patterson said in November that the agency is going be more conservative in issuing new projects because of these uncertainties in federal funding. 

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Highway Improvement Project
4:57 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Highway Interchange Called "Obsolete"

Secretary Foxx being sworn in.
Credit US Department of Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said after touring an interchange redesign project in Oklahoma City that the project is an example of investing in America.

Foxx joined Gov. Mary Fallin, Sen. Jim Inhofe and Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation in touring the Interstate 44/I-235/ Broadway Extension interchange project in north Oklahoma City on Friday.

The interchange redesign is the second phase of a seven-part project to improve the interchange that the Oklahoma Department of Transportation says has about 100,000 vehicles on it each day.

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Transportation
7:38 am
Tue July 30, 2013

ODOT: Passenger Rail Expansion "Distant"

Passenger rail service between Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Kansas could be coming, but not anytime soon, according to transportation officials.
Credit Jack Snell "Snappy Jack"

Passenger railway travel between Oklahoma City and Tulsa and Oklahoma City and Wichita Kansas may be a distant possibility, according to Oklahoma Department of Transportation officials.

David Streb, director of engineering for the department, said Monday that such developments are still a ways away despite all the buzz.

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Transportation
3:04 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

UPDATE: Oklahoma Improving The Number of Poor State Bridges

The new I-40 Crosstown under construction near Penn Ave. - December 2011
Credit Oklahoma Department of Transportation

A new study shows Oklahoma has cut its number of structurally deficient state bridges in half in less than a decade.

Department of Transportation Director Mike Patterson presented the figures Monday to the agency's governing commission. Patterson says Federal Highway Commission data shows the number of structurally deficient state bridges dropped from 1,168 in 2005 to 556 currently.

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