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Turnpikes are the best-kept roads in Oklahoma

Oklahoman Published: September 26, 2012

Regarding “Changes reduce turnpike complaints” (News, Sept. 23): I have no complaints about the way the turnpikes are maintained. It's nice to travel a well-kept road. For instance, drive on Interstate 40 east through the Seminole and Henryetta areas and look at all the weeds that have grown up in the cable barriers. I complained about this to the governor; she shoved me off onto some bureaucrat whose job was to placate those who complain. Nothing's been done to correct the weed and grass situation on those cable barriers that were installed using gravel as weed and grass preventer. Anyone with common sense knows grass and weeds will grow through gravel.

As for the road surface, turnpikes are the best-kept road surfaces in Oklahoma, and I drive all over this state in my job.

Andre Snodgrass, Norman


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