Speedy roadwork construction saves state money

Sunday, January 22nd 2006, 5:40 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma Transportation Department spokeswoman says their department is finishing more road construction jobs on time and under budget.

Terri Angier says 18 projects totaling about $60-million recently were completed or soon will be. She says seven came in under budget and two ran over budget.

She says $360-million of the state's allocated federal money goes to construction projects.

Last fiscal year, state Transportation Department projects came within 1 percent of original engineering estimates.