(Tulsa, OK GTRNews) The residents of Tulsa County will soon enjoy a smoother drive thanks to a contract recently awarded by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), according to Sen. Randy Brogdon and Rep. Eric Proctor.
According to ODOT, the project will involve redecking the westbound lanes of three bridges on I-244 in Tulsa. The bridge over Mingo Road slightly more than six miles east of I-44, the bridge over 89th Avenue almost six miles east of I-44, and the bridge over US-169 will all receive the improvements.
“More than 40,000 people travel on this section of highway each day, so it’s very important that it be as safe as possible and these upgrades will ensure that,” said Brogdon, R-Owasso. “And, even better, when these westbound lanes are finished, we’re going to push ahead with improving the eastbound lanes so travelers in both directions will enjoy the safer, smoother road conditions.”
The State Transportation Commission awarded a contract for just over $6 million to Becco Contractors of Tulsa. Becco was the lower of two bidders.
“It’s exciting that this heavily-traveled road will be getting the overhaul it’s needed for so long,” said Proctor, D- Tulsa. “I’m very glad this contract finally got awarded and I’m looking forward to more projects in the area.”
Once construction begins, the project is estimated to be completed within the year.
Sen. Brogdon was elected to his first term in the Oklahoma Senate in 2002. His district includes large portions of the Tulsa suburban area, including Owasso, Collinsville, Catoosa and the fast growing areas of northeast of Tulsa and Rogers County.