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Re: Extending I-45 to Oklahoma?
« Reply #300 on: January 20, 2022, 05:24:51 PM »

I find it quite unusual that US 82 has exit numbers at its interchanges. However, those exit numbers are nowhere near what they would be if they were numbered via the mileage of US 82 from the New Mexico/Texas border. The exit numbers are in the 600s, and US 82 is only about 565 miles in length within the state of Texas. When exit numbers are numbered via mileage, I prefer them to be based on the actual mileage from the state line or the highway's terminus.
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Re: Extending I-45 to Oklahoma?
« Reply #301 on: January 20, 2022, 09:00:44 PM »

Those exit numbers are probably numbered off of the Texas Reference Marker (TRM) system.
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Re: Extending I-45 to Oklahoma?
« Reply #302 on: January 20, 2022, 09:05:06 PM »

Sparker is spot on in his last post, and the final part of US 70 to become 4-lane will probably be the section west of Valliant where, ironically, the Weyerhauser plant is located.  I don't see that happening in my lifetime.  Also, that is currently the worst section of the highway from Idabel all the way to Durant. 

Furthermore, there is a decent influx of revenue in Oklahoma right now.  So, our legislature is naturally discussing a passage of yet another tax cut!
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Re: Extending I-45 to Oklahoma?
« Reply #303 on: January 20, 2022, 09:58:49 PM »

Those exit numbers are probably numbered off of the Texas Reference Marker (TRM) system.
They are indeed.
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Re: Extending I-45 to Oklahoma?
« Reply #304 on: January 20, 2022, 10:00:00 PM »

https://www.heralddemocrat.com/story/news/2022/01/13/closing-gap-us-75-expansion-halfway-complete/9191020002/

Work on US 75 continues with interchange with US 82 finishing the work.
I hate to be "that guy," but does anyone at that newspaper edit stories?
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Re: Extending I-45 to Oklahoma?
« Reply #305 on: January 21, 2022, 08:50:16 AM »

https://www.heralddemocrat.com/story/news/2022/01/13/closing-gap-us-75-expansion-halfway-complete/9191020002/

Work on US 75 continues with interchange with US 82 finishing the work.
I hate to be "that guy," but does anyone at that newspaper edit stories?


At any paper, editing is generally just for brevity and if anything hits the reader (editor) in the face. If there is nothing glaring it goes on.   With the publishing software they use today, the writer is often also the editor. With digital editions or just online postings by the newspaper, there is rarely if ever any editing at all.  It is seemingly as unedited as this forum.

Sometimes they use voice-to-text and even then don't check it beyond a precursory run through spell check.  This is especially prevalent in transcribed versions of television and radio news.  In small markets such as Sherman - Denison, oftentimes, the TV and local newspaper(s) share.

I agree that the product of all that call themselves PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS should be better, but.....
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Re: Extending I-45 to Oklahoma?
« Reply #306 on: January 21, 2022, 01:33:27 PM »

Furthermore, there is a decent influx of revenue in Oklahoma right now.  So, our legislature is naturally discussing a passage of yet another tax cut!

Weed tax?
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Re: Extending I-45 to Oklahoma?
« Reply #307 on: September 15, 2022, 06:20:26 PM »

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From the September 2022 ODOT Commission agenda:

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b) Bryan County – District II (CI-2372B)

The Department has selected TEIM Design, PLLC to provide preliminary engineering for US-69:
from approximately 4.25 miles north of the Oklahoma/Texas State line, extending north approximately 4.5 miles. Services to include preliminary engineering, survey, and environmental.
CI-2372B TEIM Design, PLLC

Total Not to Exceed Amount $1,268,760.00

Project JP-33870(05) is included in the 8 year construction work plan with a scheduled let date in FFY 2027. The total estimate for construction of this project is $181,000,000.00.

Wow. $181,000,000 for 4.5 miles of rural freeway.

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Re: Extending I-45 to Oklahoma?
« Reply #308 on: September 15, 2022, 10:35:22 PM »

Yeah, that cost level is pretty ridiculous. Nothing exactly really fancy is going on here. No braided ramps. No 4-level or 5-level stack interchanges the last time I checked. This is just supposed to be a conversion of a segment of 4-lane divided expressway into Interstate class freeway. A $181 million cost level seems like a lot of heavy padding was included to pay certain people a whole hell of a lot of money.
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