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ODOT adds centerline rumble strips to rural roads across the state

by: Paris Holmes Updated:

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Quick facts:

 

  • The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is installing centerline rumble strips on rural roads across the state.
  • The strips are rectangular raised areas of pavement along highway center lines that generate a physical vibration in a vehicle when tires drive over them.
  • The noise is supposed to alert distracted drivers that they are driving out of their lanes.
  • The strips also increase center lines’ visibility at night and during inclement weather.
  • The department has installed the strips on 250 miles of highway at an estimated cost of $2.3 million.
  • Next year, they plan to add an additional 220 miles statewide, including in Osage, Wagoner, Cherokee and Haskell counties.

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