Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry signed a bill last week authorizing up to $300 million of bonds to fund the state’s eight-year highway and bridge program.

The majority of the proceeds will provide upgrades and improvements on road projects that couldn’t be included in the fiscal 2009 budget due to lagging state revenue, Rep. Mike Thompson, R-Oklahoma City, said when the Legislature authorized the bill last month. Thompson chairs the House transportation subcommittee. 

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