Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin introduced a new initiative on Monday to repair 706 of the state's bridges identified as structurally deficient by 2019, the governor's office announced in a statement Oct. 3.
The state has been notorious for its high number of deficient bridges, but Fallin's plan would make it a national leader in updated infrastructure. Included in Fallin's announcement were plans to relieve congestion on two widely used turnpikes in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
"Having a safe, reliable and modern transportation infrastructure is important for Oklahoma's economy and important for the safety of our citizens," Fallin said..
Funding for the projects would come from sources like the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority's capital fund, the Rebuilding Oklahoma Access and Driver Safety fund and the County Improvement for Roads and Bridges fund.