Okemah News Leader By Ken Childers ONL Editor
September 15, 2020
Two bridges that span a creek in rural Okfuskee County will undergo a $1.3 million improvement project under a resolution passed by the Board of County Commissioners. In its regular meeting on Monday, the board unanimously approved Resolution No. 20-38, which executes an agreement with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) to make improvements to bridges and approaches over Flat Rock Creek. The bridges are located on NS 380 and EW 110, approximately one mile south and 2.5 miles east of Okemah. Per the agreement, the county, under its supervision, will provide professional engineering services by the circuit engineering district or a consulting firm if the county deems it necessary. ODOT will conduct the environmental studies and prepare National Environmental Protection Act documents as required for federally-funded projects. Also under the agreement, the county will be responsible for acquiring all land, property and right-of-ways needed for the project. The county will also be responsible for removing any existing encroachments such as buildings, porches and fences.
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