By Randy Bruce
December 1, 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY – This year, the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors (AOGC) and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) are continuing their work on the Eight-Year Construction Work Plan to improve State and US highways, and Interstates in Oklahoma. It is the focus of these two organizations to bring together contractors, elected officials and state leaders to continue the improvement of Oklahoma’s infrastructure.
“Since the Eight-Year Construction Work Plan was adopted, we’ve seen a significant reduction in structurally deficient roads and bridges in this state,” said Bobby Stem, executive director of AOGC. “AOGC has a strong commitment to improving the infrastructure in Oklahoma for residents and travelers alike. This construction will help continue the development of our state, making Oklahoma more prosperous for generations to come.”
The Eight-Year Construction Work Plan covers projects in all 77 Oklahoma counties. In Bryan County, there are plans to extensively work on roads and bridges on US Highways 69 and 70 and State Highways 22, 48 and 78. The projected costs for these projects totals $63 million during the next eight years. The transformation that these projects bring will almost immediately increase job growth and aid in economic development.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, state legislators and AOGC have set high expectations for the completion and renovation of Oklahoma’s transportation system and are committed to the improvement of the deficient roads and bridges in this state.
About Association of General Contractors: The Association of General Contractors is a statewide organization promoting transportation through the state members including service provides and contractors who work together for the advancement of Oklahoma’s economy through transportation projects.