A contract for highway improvements has been awarded to Love County. The Oklahoma Depart­ment of Transportation said the project involves one mile of resurfacing and bridge improvements on Interstate 35 near the north half of the inter­change at Winstar Bou­levard.

Sen. Frank Simpson (R-Ardmore) said the state awarded a contract of nearly $7.5 million to Silver Star Construction Co., Inc. The company, based out of Moore, was the lowest of four bidders for the job, Rep. Tommy Hardin (R-Madill), said. Once construction begins, the project is estimated to be completed within seven months.