Final permits were secured a few weeks ago and now the real work on the 485-mile Oklahoma-to-Texas segment begins. The southern leg of Keystone XL should be finished by mid-2013, The Oklahoman reports.
… a crew of about 375 people is working in Oklahoma now, but that figure is expected to double as construction activity ramps up in the coming weeks. The project will include more than 20 different crews working on various aspects of the pipeline construction, from surveying to welding pipe sections to site reclamation and cleanup. Prescott said pipe for the project is being housed in Holdenville and Cushing, but state crews are staging out of a construction yard in Prague.