Three road projects in Oklahoma financed with federal infrastructure stimulus funds got under way last week, one month after the contracts were approved by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission.

The commission has awarded road and bridge contracts totaling $314 million, or 67% of the $465 million in transportation funding that Oklahoma will receive from the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation said that is currently the highest percentage of any state.

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