ODOT Plans To Spend $6 Billion On Projects Over Next 8 Years - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

News

ODOT Plans To Spend $6 Billion On Projects Over Next 8 Years

Posted: Updated:
ODOT has it's sights on a seven-and-a-half-mile stretch north of Stringtown. It plans to spend around $18 million to rebuild the southbound lanes from the ground up. ODOT has it's sights on a seven-and-a-half-mile stretch north of Stringtown. It plans to spend around $18 million to rebuild the southbound lanes from the ground up.
"If that's what they want to do, I guess that's alright if they got the money. I wouldn't gripe about it," Bill Martin said. "If that's what they want to do, I guess that's alright if they got the money. I wouldn't gripe about it," Bill Martin said.
ATOKA COUNTY, Oklahoma -

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has set aside $6 billion to fund its eight-year plan to fix everything from bridges to interstates.

ODOT has nearly 2,000 projects planned for the next eight years. One of those is in Atoka County, and will impact drivers who are on their way to Dallas.

Fourteen-thousand vehicles drive Highway 69 near Stringtown every day. Bill Martin makes the drive there from Arkansas, every Tuesday.

"It's got some bumps where they patched it and everything, pretty rough in places," Martin said.

ODOT has it's sights on a seven-and-a-half-mile stretch north of Stringtown. It plans to spend around $18 million to rebuild the southbound lanes from the ground up.

"If that's what they want to do, I guess that's alright if they got the money. I wouldn't gripe about it," Martin said.

10/7/2013 Related Story: ODOT Moves Up Plan To Replace Bird Creek Bridges On Highway 169

The project is one of nearly 2,000 two thousand projects planned by ODOT for the next eight years. They expect to spend around $6 billion. ODOT says that $6 billion includes 924 bridges, 657 miles of shoulders or two lane roads, and 552 miles of highways and interstates.

Some of those projects in Tulsa include the widening of Interstate 44 at 145th East Avenue, for $28 million, repairing the pavement on the south leg of the IDL for $17.5 million, and rehabbing the bridge on Highway 64, over 25th West Avenue for nearly $7 million.

Highway 69 through Atoka County is a prime route for drivers to get to Dallas from eastern Oklahoma.

Martin said he'll be glad when the road is replaced, because it will mean less worrying about potential damage to his truck.

"You know, you never know when you hit a bump what's going to happen," he said.

The project in Atoka County is scheduled to go to bid next summer, with construction to begin a few months later.

Below are some of the Tulsa-area projects and their estimated costs:

Project example - advanced

I-244 73rd E. Ave. to Allegheny; and I-244 Allegheny Ave. to Delaware
Pavement rehabilitation (just over 3 miles, similar to reconstruction recently completed on I-244 from 73rd E. Ave. to the eastern I-44 split)
Advanced from FFY2017 to FFY2014
Estimate - 73rd to Allegheny - $17.5 million; Allegheny to Delaware - $12.6 million

Project example - added:

US-64 over 25th W. Ave.
Bridge rehabilitation
FFY2021
Estimate - $6.9 million

Continued as is from last eight-year plan:

US-75/US-64/SH-51 (south leg IDL)
Pavement rehabilitation
FFY2018
$17.5 million

I-44/145th E. Ave.
Widening
FFY 2016
$28 million

Special Features

Community Calendar

Find out what's going on around town and submit events!

Share

See it! Shoot it! Send it! Share your weather pics and videos with NewsOn6.com!

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Cold Case

    Join Lori and local homicide detectives as they search for Cold Case clues.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

  • Turnpike Timelines

    View a historical road map of Oklahoma's turnpike system.

Powered by WorldNow
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
TULSA'S OWN TM
GREEN COUNTRY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.