Oklahoma to Receive an Extra $191 Million in Federal Funding

Sept. 8, 2022
The extra funding will help speed up some infrastructure projects

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) is set to receive an extra $191 million in federal funding.

The extra $191 million are funds that didn't get spent in the fiscal year, so it gets sent out across the country, according to ODOT Executive Director Tim Gatz as he addressed the transportation commission on Tuesday.

Gatz noted that it isn’t unusual to receive additional funding, though this extra allocation is significantly higher than normal. Gatz added that the amount is usually between $30 and $70 million.

"There are a lot of complexities in the way that the federal funding operates," Gatz said. "It always comes with strings attached, funding buckets, criteria that you've got to meet."

Gatz said ODOT will use some of the money to complete ongoing projects. It could even lead to some road work being finished much earlier than expected.

"At the end of the day, it's going to move some projects forward faster,” Gatz said.


Source: ODOT

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