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Carl's Capitol Comments

 

February 26, 2020



I’m going to take a little different track this week. Instead of news from the Capitol, I’m going to share some information I recently received from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) relating to the cost of building and repairing our roads.

Did you know, for instance, that it costs $5 million per mile to make a two-lane road into a four-lane road?

The cost to transform a two-lane road into what is known as a “Super two,” which means a two-lane road with a wider shoulder – 8-foot shoulder and 10 to 12 feet of right of way – is $1.5 million to $2 million per mile....



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