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Transportation Commission Awards Contract For Work On East Leg Of IDL

Oklahoma Department of Transportation

More work is coming to the Inner Dispersal Loop.

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved on Monday a $31 million contract for a project including pavement and bridge rehabilitation on the east leg.

"This is the fourth and final leg of the downtown highway loop, and it’ll be a full-depth pavement reconstruction. We began working on the IDL in 2009 as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the stimulus program that came into being in 2009," said Oklahoma Department of Transportation Executive Director Tim Gatz.

Tulsa-based Sherwood Construction will perform the work on the east leg of the IDL. They could start this summer. A bid report has the project lasting almost two years. 

"We’re extremely excited to get this work going and completed and ask for the public’s patience as we execute this full-depth pavement replacement," Gatz said.

The planned project area covers more than a mile and a half of highway.

Matt Trotter joined KWGS as a reporter in 2013. Before coming to Public Radio Tulsa, he was the investigative producer at KJRH. His freelance work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and on MSNBC and CNN.
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