Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Turnpike Authority Awards Contracts for $9.9 Million

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Turnpike Authority Awards Contracts for $9.9 Million

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Repair and rehabilitation contracts for more than $9.9 million were awarded Thursday by trustees of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Thursday - 19.3 percent below the nearly $12.4 million estimated by engineers.

Contracts were:

- Western Engineering Co. Inc. of Harlan, Iowa, received a $4.6 million contract to resurface 58.2 miles on the Will Rogers Turnpike. Five other companies bid on this project.

- Western Engineering also received the contract to resurace and rehabilitate 49 miles of road shoulder on the H. E. Bailey Turnpike. The contract was worth $798,739. Five other companies also bid on this contract.

- Fulsomn Construction Co. of Shidler received a $1.2 million contract to install impact attenuators at all bridges on the Cimarron, Muskogee and Indian Nation turnpikes. Four other companies bid on this contract.

- Tway Contracting Co. of Oklahoma City received a $473,908 contract to rehabilitate a bridge on the Will Rogers Turnpike. The work includes deck removal and replacement, reconstruction of abutment backwalls and substructure repairs. Two other companies bid on this project.

- The Cummins Construction Co. of Enid received a $2.95 million contract to resurface nearly 42 miles on the Turner Turnpike. Four other companies bid on this project.

Discussion on a proposed extension of the Muskogee Turnpike from Int. Hwy. 40 to the Arkansas state line was postponed until the April meeting.

The City of Poteau had requested the authority to restudy the feasibility of such a toll road.

Miles traveled on the state's toll roads, as well as revenues from tolls and concessions, both increased in February over figures from February 1986.

Drivers traveled 85,782,243 miles over these toll roads, an increase of 5.9 percent from last year.

Revenues to the turnpike authority from concessions on all the roads was $3.06 million, an increase of 5.8 percent from February 1986.

The only turnpike in the state's system which lost revenues from tolls and concessions, from last year's figure, was the Cimarron Turnpike which runs from Int. Hwy. 35 eastward to Keystone Lake near Sand Springs.

Revenues from tolls and concessions on that road dropped from $183,229 in February 1986 to $177,557 this year, a decrease of 3.1 percent.

Mileage and revenue figures from the individual turnpikes are:

- Turner Turnpike - 28,37,125 vehicles miles drive, a 5 percent increase over February 1986. Tolls and concession revenues were $1. …

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