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Traffic Talk: Choctaw, Anderson roads are being widened

Don Gammill: Road widening underway on the southeast side of the metro; more improvement will be made in other areas as eight-year plan work scheduled
by Don Gammill Published: November 4, 2013
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The work continues on roadways in and around central Oklahoma counties.

Here's another example (actually two):

Noticed a lot of work on Choctaw Road between SE 44 and SE 59. Is it being widened to four lanes?

— Ed

You got it, Ed.

That's a project being done in phases by the city and the state Transportation Department.

As was explained to me, the project runs from SE 44 to SE 89, with the city handling the first part, the Transportation Department taking over the stretch around the truck stop that is just off Interstate 40, around SE 74.

The city then finishes the last bit of the work, finishing up roughly SE 78 to SE 89. That is all to be completed in 2016.

There also is a widening project on Anderson Road, from SE 59 to SE 74, according to Boyd Fulton in Ward 4 Councilman Pete White's office.

So there should be plenty of activity and plenty of improvement in the near future.

By the way ...

If you missed the announcement, here's the good news from the Association of Oklahoma General Contractors and the Transportation Department regarding the eight-year construction work plan to improve our state and U.S. highways and interstates.

The news release said:

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by Don Gammill
General Assignment Editor and Columnist
Don Gammill is general assignment editor and columnist. A native of Ponca City, he graduated from Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma). While in college, he was a sports stringer for The Oklahoma City Times....
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