$1.15 Million Guardrail Project Not Going Forward


Monday, June 15th 2009, 6:19 pm
By: News 9


By Amy Lester, NEWS 9

HARDESTY, Oklahoma -- Plans for a million dollar guardrail, which were originally halted after criticism was sparked about the price of the project, are not going forward.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released this statement on Lake Optima Guardrail Project:

"Work on the Lake Optima guardrail project is not going forward as we explore other approaches to protecting public safety," said Mr. Gary A. Loew, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief of Programs Integration Division.

Instead of replacing what they call a "deficient and damaged guardrail," they may close the road, put up warning signs or reduce the speed limit. The Corps is considering these options since they would cost a lot less than replacing the guardrail.

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