Repair Work Begins On State Highway 20


Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 10:20 pm
By: News On 6


Workers are repairing flood damage to Highway 20 near Keetonville.  The road has been closed since water washed a 500-foot section down the hill.

Crews will work 12 hour shifts, seven days a week.  ODOT is hoping to have to have the road open to traffic in two months and the rest of the project completed a month later.  But, there's a lot of work to be done.

"We really have to work on the hillside and the roadway at the same time. We have to put a lot of support structures into the hill from the bottom up," said ODOT's Kenna Mitchell.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation had to get emergency money from the state to make the multi-million dollar repairs. 

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