By Nick Woodruff
STILLWATER, Okla. —
A Payne County five year bridge plan will be making numerous improvements for county transportation.
The plan started on Oct. 1, and extends through Sept. 30, 2018. The plan has approximately 30 projects it hopes to get done, depending on county and federal funding. It is estimated more than $15 million will be spent on projects throughout the next five years.
The county commissioners passed a resolution that approved the plan for the five-year county bridge and road projects. As for the fical year 2014, funding has already been established and more than likely will not change.
In 2014, the county plans to start two projects in District 1 and four projects in District 3. The estimated total cost for the fiscal year 2014 projects is approximately $5 million, and the biggest project is a bridge project on County Club Road that begins at Stillwater Creek and extends north approximately 1.5 miles.
As for 2015, there is an estimation of 12 projects, which eight of those projects will be in District 1 of Payne County. The total estimation for fiscal year 2015 is approximately $4.7 million.
Although there are scheduled projects in 2016, 2017 and 2018, those projects are susceptible to change in the future. The projects in fiscal year 2014 are set, but projects can be rendered from 2015 and later, and more than likely projects will be added depending on federal funding.