Once the snow melts, Oklahomans should be seeing more crews working on state highways and bridges.
The Oklahoma Transportation Commission will begin awarding contracts on about $340 million projects Monday. The money for the work comes from the federal economic stimulus package.
Gov. Brad Henry and state transportation officials are holding a news conference this afternoon at the Capitol to show where federal stimulus funds will be spent.
The $340 million in federal stimulus dollars will pay for a number of highway improvement projects across the state, including interstate repairs, major bridge rehabilitations and safety initiatives such as cable barriers.
This would have been one of the bigger stories of the day, but the blizzard that’s hitting northwest Oklahoma and the Panhandle as well as the increasing possibility of significant snowfall in some parts of the Oklahoma City area are shoving it out of the spotlight.
- Michael McNutt, Capitol Bureau