Tulsa, OK – Construction could begin later this spring on a new westbound I-244 bridge over the Arkansas River in Tulsa. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation awarded the $64-million contract yesterday to Manhattan Road and Bridge Construction.
The bridge will be the first of its kind in Oklahoma. It will be a double-decker bridge with traffic on the top deck and rail, walkers and bikers will use the lower deck.
Tulsa, OK – Only a few problems with ten-digit phone calling in the 918 area code. The dialing started on Saturday, but today is the first business day. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission's Matt Skinner says there have been a few hiccups.
Skinner says the biggest problems seem to involve office systems that have not been set for ten digits. However, in a few cases, some people have been able to complete local calls by dialing only seven digits.
The commission is dealing with more than a dozen different phone companies.
Norman, OK – Chairman of OU Board of Regents dies at 72
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An official of the University of Oklahoma says the chairman of the school's Board of Regents, Larry Wade of Elk City, has died at the age of 72.
Catherine Bishop, OU vice president for public affairs, said Wade died early Sunday in Integris Baptist Medical Center at Oklahoma City. Bishop said she didn't know the exact cause of death, but Wade had heart problems.