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County Line Road is getting a makeover along the boundary of Carter and Love counties. (KTEN) County Line Road is getting a makeover along the boundary of Carter and Love counties. (KTEN)

CARTER COUNTY, Okla. -- Carter County motorists who travel along County Line Road will soon have a much smoother commute thanks to an $8 million construction project.

The road that marks the boundary of Carter and Love counties has been in rough shape for years, primarily because an estimated 400 fully-loaded trucks travel along the busy stretch on a daily basis.

Carter County District 3 Commissioner Jerry Alvord said projects like this help the county's economy.

"Infrastructure is always something we have to deal with, and always something we need to be improving on," he said. "It gives us the ability to bring in new businesses and have good, safe travel throughout the county."

Alvord said the project has been five years in the making.

"It had been kicked down the road more than once due to the state's budget shortfall," he said. "That's been put back together, and we're hearing now is that this money is going to be refunded."

It's expected that construction on the County Line Road project will be complete by the end of the year.

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