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Murdock's Minutes: Rural broadband council gets underway


August 30, 2020

Oklahoma got some great news in August. Our state has gone from being ranked 49th in the nation to now being named a Top Ten state for the condition of our highway system bridges. In 2004, a shocking 1,200 of our 6,800 highway bridges in Oklahoma were considered structurally deficient. Today we’ve reduced that to just 86 dangerous bridges awaiting repairs or replacement.

For too many years, the condition of roads and bridges deteriorated because of a failure to commit the resources necessary to improve and modernize our transportation system. That changed when the legislature developed a...

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