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Construction Closes Part Of Turnpike For Months
Starting November 5th drivers trying to get onto Lake Hefner Parkway from the the Kilpatrick Turnpike will have to find another route. The westbound ramp of the turnpike will be closed for construction. Drivers can get onto Lake Hefner Parkway from Portland Avenue.
The ramp will be torn down to rebuild one of the support bridges. Construction will start the morning of November 5th and is expected to last at about three months.
Abut 8,500 drivers use the bridge daily. The new bridge will cost more than $600,000. It is part of the widening project from Eastern to MacArthur. The total project will cost more than $54 million.
Posted: Wednesday, October 24 2012, 09:40 PM CDT
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School storm protection is spotty in tornado zones
May 22, 2013 21:18 GMT
By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Communities in the tornado-prone Midwest are increasingly building "safe rooms" in public schools. But this week's deadly tornado near Oklahoma City highlights how storm protection in the nation's schools is inconsistent.
Plaza Towers Elementary School, where seven students were killed, did not have a safe room. Several other schools in the area did.
In response to the tornado, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has announced the creation of a state fund to accept donations for the construction of safe rooms. And a state lawmaker proposed a $500 million bond issue to help finance storm shelters.
The rooms are expensive, costing up to $1 million, depending on size. Oklahoma has already distributed federal grants for safe rooms to more than 100 schools. But most schools still lack them.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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