Repairs to an Interstate 40 bridge in Sequoyah County was among the topics discussed at the recent Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) Commission’s meeting.
ODOT Executive Director Mike Patterson provided commissioners with details on repairs to an I-40 bridge just west of Sallisaw. Westbound I-40 was narrowed to one lane at Big Sallisaw Creek on Sept. 20 as a precaution after a routine inspection identified cracks in one of the beams on the westbound bridge. A $144,000 repair project began earlier this week and is expected to be completed by late October, when all lanes of I-40 will be reopened.
ODOT commissioners also awarded a $325,993.40 contract to Poseidon Construction Inc. of Clearwater, Fla., for the painting of a bridge over a creek on U.S. Highway 64, 4.6 miles east of State Highway 82.
The award allotted 90 days for the project.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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