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CATHEY: Indian Nation Turnpike long-time connector of six southeastern Oklahoma counties

On May 25, 1955, the Oklahoma Legislature amended HB 933 (the same Act passed in the 1953 Legislative Session and ratified in the statewide vote in 1954 creating a new Oklahoma Turnpike Authority providing for a statewide representation on the new Turnpike Authority and establishing the basis for a State system of turnpikes) to authorize construction of a turnpike from the Oklahoma/Texas line in a wide corridor bordered on the west by a line east of Wilson, east of Maysville, east of Norman, and east of Oklahoma City and line west of U.S. Highway 69 (a project later named the Indian Nation Turnpike).
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I-40 eastbound reopens in west Oklahoma City after crash

OKLAHOMA CITY — An injury crash caused traffic to back up on I-40 eastbound, just west of I-44 in west Oklahoma City. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the left lane of I-40 eastbound, just west of I-44, was blocked, blocking the eastbound to northbound ramp, due to the injury collision.
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Muskogee Daily Phoenix

GasBuddy: Gas prices stable in Oklahoma

Oklahoma gas prices have fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.84/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,294 stations in Oklahoma. Gas prices in Oklahoma are 1.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 99.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
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Oklahoma Moves Up in Highway Bridge Conditions Ranking

Oklahoma moved from No. 9 in the nation to No. 7 among states with the lowest percentages of structurally deficient bridges on the highway system in 2020, the state’s transportation department reports. Oklahoma was once near the bottom of the rankings, being as low as 49th place in 2004 when...
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Enid News and Eagle

Work to close portion of East Oklahoma

The area of 632 E. Oklahoma will be closed to traffic beginning Monday for concrete repairs. According to the city of Enid, the closure is expected to last about two weeks.
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I-44 ramp to I-40, EB I-40 lanes back open after crash in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Department of Transportation officials said the westbound Interstate 44 off-ramp to eastbound Interstate 40 is now open, and the two left lanes of eastbound I-400 between I-44 and Pennsylvania Avenue are open after a crash caused heavy traffic earlier in the day. ODOT officials said drivers...
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Oklahoma’s teen drivers first in nation to participate in WorkZoneSafe.com

A partnership including Oklahoma Transportation and the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors. announced Friday a first-in-the-nation effort for Oklahoma’s teen drivers to become “Work Zone Safe” by. launching an online work zone driving safety course at the 2021 Oklahoma Traffic Safety Summit in. Oklahoma City. A voluntary, free online course,...
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Stillwater News-Press

SENATE REVIEW: Moving up in the bridge rankings

I wanted to share some exciting news for the state of Oklahoma. This past Wednesday, we learned that just a year after becoming a Top Ten State for the condition of our bridges, we’ve moved up higher in the rankings, from ninth in the nation to seventh among states with the lowest percentages of structural deficient bridges on our highways.
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Oklahoma Bridges Now Ranked 7th In Nation, According To The Federal Highway Association

Oklahoma inches closer to the number one spot on a Federal Highway Association's list. Right now, Oklahoma's highway bridges are in better condition than 43 other states. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation said being ranked seventh in the nation is even more of an accomplishment when looking at how much Oklahoma bridges have improved in the last two decades.
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Bridge conditions in Oklahoma improve for second straight year

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - After years of deficient bridge reports, Oklahoma is moving up in the nation when it comes to fixing them. The Oklahoma Transportation Commission heard a report Tuesday on Oklahoma's bridge issues. Now, the state ranks #7 when it comes to states with the lowest percentage of structurally deficient bridges on the highway system.
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Oklahoma maintains top 10 ranking on highway bridge conditions

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Oklahoma has risen within the ranks of the Top Ten States for highway bridge conditions. Oklahoma is ranked seventh among states with the lowest percentages of structurally deficient bridges on the highway system. Oklahoma was once ranked 49th in 2004 when 1,1,68 of the 6,800 bridges...
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Enid News and Eagle

U.S. 81 lanes shift at Oklahoma 45 north of Enid Thursday in construction zone

ENID, Okla. — Northbound and southbound lanes on U.S. 81/U.S. 60 will shift between Oklahoma 45 and Kremlin Road in Garfield County by early Thursday afternoon. Traffic will remain on the outside lanes in each direction through October for an ongoing pavement reconstruction project. The highway remains narrowed to one...
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