Tulsa, Oklahoma 2021-06-16 16:07:47 –
Tulsa, Oklahoma — A new report on roads and bridges in Oklahoma shows that the state lacks funding to continue the infrastructure improvements it has achieved over the past few years.
The national transport non-profit organization “TRIP” released a report on Wednesday. Evaluate state roads and bridges and assess the need for state funding to enable further improvement projects.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) has significantly improved state-managed roads and bridges, but TRIP reports show that the state lacks funding to continue its road improvement projects.
Currently, ODOT has only enough funds to complete 15% of the required improvement projects.
TRIP said increasing federal and state funding would not only improve road and bridge conditions, but also promote state security and economic growth.
“The Oklahoma Department of Transport has an eight-year long-term plan to consider the repairs they need to make, and for old pavements and old bridges, it is necessary to start more costly long-term repairs due to the short term. “Long-term repairs are at the point of diminishing returns, and unless more thorough repairs are done,” said Rocky Moretti, head of policy and research at the non-profit TRIP. It won’t last that long. ”
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