$50 million funds Red River project

Kaitlyn Deggs

Kaitlyn Deggs, Gaylord News

As the Red River bridge nears its 60th birthday, the outdated design is struggling to support current traffic volumes on I-35, the main connection between Texas and Oklahoma.
Traffic in this one passageway has crash rates higher than both state’s averages….which has made this project a priority.
The $50 million would go towards widening the interstate…flattening curves…and constructing wider and higher bridges across the river.
“Texas is our outlet on the world, a lot of Oklahoma products are actually shipped out of Texas ports.”
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