OK DOT to meet Nov. 1

Oklahoma to increase speed on interstate to 75


The Oklahoma Transportation Commission meets Monday where members will get a briefing on budget talks on Capitol Hill and how the Democrats spending plan might affect highway and bridge construction in the state.

The 11 a.m. meeting will include the briefing from Secretary of Transportation and Oklahoma Department of Transportation Executive Director Tim Gatz.

The update will include the status of federal infrastructure legislation and also ODOT’s preparation for winter weather that might not be far off in Oklahoma.

The agenda includes a possible vote whether to award contracts for several projects, among them the US-270 Northwest Passage reconstruction and widening in Dewey County and I-40 wrong-way countermeasures to prevent wrong-way drivers between Oklahoma City and the Arkansas state line.

A contract might also be awarded for US-60 reconstruction between Pawhuska and Bartlesville. The commission might also consider approval of an interagency agreement between ODOT and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority for shared administrative and personnel services.

The full agenda may be viewed here. A list of bids for road and bridge projects to be considered can be viewed here.

Source: Transportation Commission