The Norman Transcript

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August 1, 2013

Highway Patrol breaking ground

PERRY — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is holding a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for a new headquarters for Troop K.

The $1.2 million project is expected to be completed in July 2014. The 4,000-square-foot building will be equipped with classrooms and other equipment for law enforcement training.

The groundbreaking ceremony is set for 9 a.m. at 2609 West U.S. Highway 77.

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