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Born February 26, 1959

Died September 22, 2021

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Born May 11, 1925

Died September 22, 2021

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Born March 26, 1951

Died September 19, 2021

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Born April 16, 1935

Died September 19, 2021

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Born December 31, 1969

Died September 18, 2021

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Born August 8, 1951

Died September 18, 2021

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Born August 27, 1945

Died September 18, 2021


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Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 6:37 AM

State Rep. Avery Frix, R-Muskogee, today commented on the awarding of a contract to rehabilitate pavement at the interchange of Interstate 40 and U.S. Highway 69 near Checotah.

The project will run from 0.53 miles west of the U.S. 69 interchange, extending east near Checotah, and from U.S. 69, from 0.5 miles south of the I-40 interchange, extending north near Checotah.

“These highways are of vital importance to residents of House District 13 and to the many others who travel these roads and use them to move products throughout our state,” said Frix, who serves as chair of the House Transportation Committee. “I’m glad to see these latest improvements scheduled. I will continue to work with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation as they continue to update the infrastructure in our area.”

The project was awarded to the low bidder, Interstate Improvement Inc. of Faribault, MN, for $6,372,213.91, which was over the engineer’s estimate of $4,422,393.60. Other bidders included Diamond Surface Inc. with a bid of $6,999,330.53, Iowa Civil Contracting Inc. with a bid of $7,199,440.33, and Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. with a bid of $7,922,514.06.