Greater Oklahoma City Chamber - Affiliated Movers of OKC First Moving Company to Cross New I-40 Highway

Affiliated Movers of OKC First Moving Company to Cross New I-40 Highway

Monday, January 30, 2012

by Robert Beadle

OKLAHOMA CITY (January 10, 2012) – Arpin Agent, Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City, made history this month when it became the first moving company to cross the new Interstate 40 cross-town highway, a $688 million project which began in 2007.

"It's a proud day for us to join nearly 100 other local businesses and become the first mover to cross the new I-40 during its grand opening," said Nathan Howell, vice president and operator of Affiliated Movers of Oklahoma City.

The new I-40 cross-town highway is the most expensive roadway construction project in Oklahoma's history and Affiliated Movers was there as a proud participant. Along with close to 100 local businesses, Affiliated Movers joined the caravan as the only moving company represented from Oklahoma City, with three tractor trailers and two bobtail trucks.

In attendance were Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, the Governor of Oklahoma Mary Fallen, U.S. Congressman James Lankford, and U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe.


About $570 million has been spent thus far on the $688 million project. The highway was planned to open later this year, but instead opened to traffic about eight months ahead of schedule. The new 10-lane roadway is replacing the longest structurally deficient bridge in the state.

The elevated cross-town highway, built in 1965, has undergone repeated emergency repairs over the years. When it opened, the old cross-town highway carried 50,000 vehicles daily. The new highway is designed to handle 173,000 vehicles daily.

For the video and more pictures, visit Affiliated Movers of OKC, Inc. on Facebook and click "like" at:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Affiliated-Movers-of-OKC-Inc/238871232829220

About Arpin Van Lines:

Arpin Van Lines, headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island, is an industry leader in household goods moving for corporate, residential, government and military customers. With over 100 years of experience and a reputation for providing excellent service, Arpin Van Lines is the only U.S.-based family owned and operated moving and storage company that has remained dominant and successful for more than a century. Quality driven and privately owned, Arpin Van Lines' core philosophy has always been "Creating Customers for Life®." As The Official Mover of the LPGA and a ProMover-certified member of the American Moving and Storage Association, Arpin Van Lines has over 385 agency locations throughout the United States. Arpin Van Lines is a division of the Arpin Group, Inc., which also includes Arpin International Group, Creative Storage Solutions, Arpin Renewable Energy, and Arpin Broadcast Network, LLC. For more information call 1-800-343-3500 or visit http://www.arpin.com.