Stitt signs bill increasing cap on county roads, bridge cost estimates

The Lawton Constitution May 5, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY — A bill that increases the cap on costs for county road and bridge projects before engineering plans are required was signed into law by Gov. Kevin Stitt.

House Bill 3740 by Rep. Steve Bashore, R-Miami, raises the estimated cost threshold before engineering plans and specifications are required to be submitted by county engineers. Estimated costs for constructing or reconstructing a culvert or bridge are raised from $150,000 to $300,000. Estimated costs for road grade-and-drainage projects are raised from $400,000 to $800,000, according to a press release.

“This adjustment to the dollar amount was needed because of the rising costs of materials, machinery and labor,” Bashore said. “This will allow county road and bridge projects to be completed in a more timely manner and will allow greater efficiency for our county engineers.”

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