Despite a tigher state budget and the loss of some transportation money, the Oklahoma Transportation Commission has voted to approve $31 million in highway and bridge improvement projects.
A total of 31 projects in 22 counties won approval in a recent meeting. Two were in Okfuskee County. One is a $4 million project to replace the SH-84 bridge over the North Canadian River neaer Dustin.
A nearly $545,000 project was approved to rehabilitate more than four miles of I-40 peavement east of Okemah.
A $3 million project to resurface more than two miles of Memorial Road east of SH-74 in northwest Oklahoma City also won approval. The project financing will involve federal and local funds.
Various other projects were approved in Blaine, Cleveland, Craig, Creek, Custer, Garvin, Grady, Haskell, Kay, LeFlore, Logan, Love, McClain, McCurtain, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Payne, Pittsburg, Seminole and Stephens counties.