State panel approves $28-million Tulsa project

Monday, January 9th 2006, 3:01 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Transportation Commission on Monday approved a nearly 28-million contract to rebuild the Interstate 44 interchange at Yale Avenue in Tulsa.

Commissioners also agreed to a more than $10-million contract to build a bridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway bridge in Oklahoma City as part of the I-40 Crosstown Expressway project.

In other business, for the first time in more than 40 years the state Department of Transportation will be making a change in highway signs across the state.

State Highway Director Gary Ridley announced Monday during a commission hearing the new signs will show the number of each state highway inside an outline of a map of Oklahoma. Ridley says as many signs as possible will be replaced leading up to Oklahoma's centennial celebration in 2007.

Many of the state's 20,000 signs will be replaced at a cost of $20 a sign.