So far state budget cuts have not eliminated two major ODOT projects in Henryetta.
Still on the schedule will be resurfacing Main Street from the railroad tracks west to Eighth Street.main street
It will complete the resurfacing work started in 2014 when ODOT put down a new road from Eighth to 17th Street.
That is expected to cost $500,000 and is projected to start in 2019 according to ODOT division engineer Chris Wallace.
The second project is going to be more extensive on US 75.
That work calls for eliminating the overpass on the abandoned KO&G railroad and straightening out the curves near the glass plant.
Wallace said bids will be accepted this year and work to start in late 2018 or 2019.
us 75 project”We are still looking at both state and federal funds availability he said.
This past year ODOT lost $150 million that resulted in some projects being placed on hold for a year.
The state also removed $50 million from funds used for county roads and bridges. That has caused some projects throughout Okmulgee County to be held up.