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Congressman Cole Includes Funds for Norman in Highway Bill

March 10, 2005
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole was able to secure $6 million for the Norman area in the Transportation Reauthorization bill that passed in the House today. The Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (H.R. 3) now awaits action by the Senate.

"These funds will help alleviate safety and traffic impediments for the Norman community. I will continue to work to make sure they are included in the final version of the legislation. I hope that this bill will move quickly through the rest of the legislative process, so work can begin as soon as possible," Congressman Cole said.

This legislation will provide $2 million for intersection improvements and a grade separation on Robinson Street from US-77 to Stubbeman Avenue. Congressman Cole was able to secure $1 million last year in the transportation spending bill for this project.

The Transportation Reauthorization bill also provides $4 million for the complete reconstruction of the I-35/SH 9 West Interchange.

Congressman Cole was able to include $16 million for priority projects in Oklahoma's Fourth Congressional District in The Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (H.R. 3).

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