Infrastructure bill funds bridge repairs

It’s part of that bipartisan infrastructure bill that passed in Washington, with the White House tonight saying it’s a historic investment in bridges. It is. This one is a big deal. Undersecretary Paulie Troughton Berg, second-in-command of the U.S. Department of Transportation, said the new funding for the bridges was badly needed. You can crush them and take them for granted. But if you’ve ever been to a community where a major bridge had to close for repairs or a natural disaster, you can immediately kind of see the economic effects it has on people’s daily lives. The Department of Transportation said today Oklahoma will receive $266.9 million to fix highway bridges. It will get better. About 2,300 bridges are in poor condition and more than 11,000 remain in good condition. The entire Oklahoma congressional delegation voted no on the infrastructure bill. But it was bipartisan, we can make things happen together. And again, as I would say about bridges, bridges are something that, you know, red and blue cities and states all over the country. You know, it’s an important priority. And and really a common goal to keep our nation’s infrastructure, you know, safe and modern money will go to oh point from there will be distributed to different projects in Oklahoma city dillon richards koto five news. Mm hmm ABOUT THIS TODAY. YEAH, THIS IS PART OF THAT BIPARTISM. AN INTER TICKET PAST IN WASHINGTON THE WHITE HOUSE SAYING TONIGHT. THIS IS A HISTORICAL INVESTMENT IN BRIDGES. ISTH ONE IS THIS ONE IS ASSISTANT GRAND SECRETARY, PAULIE. EDINBURGH T SECOND US DOT COMNDMA SAYS NEW FUNDING FOR BRIDGES IS ABSOLUTELY NEEDED. YOU CAN PASS AND TAKE THEM. GRANTED BUT IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN A COMMUNITY WHERE A MAJOR BRIDGE HAD TO CSELLOWN D FOR REPAIRS OR NATURAL DISASTERS EVER IT COULD B YOU CAN IMMEDIATELY SEE SOME KIND OF ECONOMIC EFFECT. IT HAS THE EFFECT I CAN HAVE ON PEOPLE’S EVERYDAY LIFE. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTIOATN SAYING TODAY OKLAHOMA WILL GET $662.9 MILLION TO ADDRESS ROAD BRIDGES LLWI IMPROVES ABOUT 2,300 BRIDGES IN POOR CONDITION AND PRESERVES MORE THAN THOUSAND IN FRAI CONDITNIO ENTIRE CONGRESS DELEGATION OF L ‘OKLAHOMA VOTED NO ON THE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL, BUT IT WAS BIPartisan. WE CANNOT DO THINGS TOGETHER AND YET AS I WOULD SAY ABOUT BRIDGES BRIDG AESRE SOMETHING WHO KNOWS RED AND BLUE CITIES AND STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY YOU KNOW THIS IS A MAJOR PRIORITY AND REALLY A GOAL SHARED TO KEEP OUR NATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE YOU KNOW SAFE AND MODERN MONEY GOES TO ODOT FROM THERE BE DISTRIBEDUT TO DIFFER

Oklahoma bridges will get much-needed fix with infrastructure bill, says U.S. Department of Transportation official

The White House today announced a program to repair and strengthen bridges in Oklahoma and across the country. KOCO 5 spoke with a senior U.S. Department of Transportation official about what the program means for Oklahoma. The bipartisan infrastructure bill is a historic investment in bridges, according to the White House. “This one is a big deal,” said Polly Trottenberg, assistant secretary of the US Department of Transportation. >> RELATED: Reviewing the impact of the federal infrastructure bill on Oklahoma, Trottenberg, the department’s second-in-command, said bridge funding is badly needed. “You can cross them and take them for granted, but if you’ve ever been a community where a major bridge had to close for repairs or some natural disaster, you can kind of immediately see the effects economics it has – the effect it can have on people’s daily lives,” she said. The department said Oklahoma would receive $266.9 million to repair highway bridges, which will improve approximately 2,300 bridges in poor condition and preserve more than 11,000 in fair condition. not on the bill, but it was bipartisan. “We can get things done together and again, as I would say about bridges, bridges are something that, you know, cities and states, red and blue, all o In the country, you know, it’s a big priority and really a shared goal,” he said. she declared.

The White House today announced a program to repair and strengthen bridges in Oklahoma and across the country.

KOCO 5 spoke with a senior U.S. Department of Transportation official about what the program means for Oklahoma.

The bipartisan infrastructure bill is a historic investment in bridges, according to the White House.

“This one is a big deal,” said Polly Trottenberg, assistant secretary of the US Department of Transportation.

>> RELATED: Review of impact of federal infrastructure bill on Oklahoma

Trottenberg, the department’s second-in-command, said the bridge funding was badly needed.

“You can walk through them and take them for granted, but if you’ve ever been in a community where a major bridge had to close for repairs or some natural disaster, you can immediately see some kind of effects. economics it has – the effect it can have on people’s daily lives,” she said.

Today, the Department of Transportation said Oklahoma will receive $266.9 million to repair highway bridges, which will improve about 2,300 bridges in poor condition and preserve more than 11,000 in good condition.

>> RELATED: El Reno is hoping for big things with the newly renovated Rock Island Bridge

Oklahoma’s entire congressional delegation voted no on the bill, but it was bipartisan.

“We can get things done together and again, like I would say about bridges, bridges are something that, you know, cities and states, red and blue, all over the country, you know, it’s an important priority and really a shared goal,” she said.

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