Committee Passes Bill for Two-Lane Turnpike
Robinson, Robin, THE JOURNAL RECORD
A bill that would make a proposed two-lane turnpike a free road was approved Thursday by the Oklahoma House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. It next goes to a vote of the full House.
The committee substitute for House Bill 1044, authored by House Speaker Jim Barker, D-Muskogee, would allow the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority to enter into a lease-purchase agreement with the Department of Transportation.
The authority's maximum annual payment for use of the free road would be less than $500,000, Barker told the committee. The lease-purchase arrangement would free up $43.8 million to allow the state to build a free road, he said.
The authority would …
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Publication information: Article title: Committee Passes Bill for Two-Lane Turnpike. Contributors: Robinson, Robin - Author. Newspaper title: THE JOURNAL RECORD. Publication date: February 24, 1989. Page number: Not available. © 2009 THE JOURNAL RECORD. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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