Federal shutdown delays some state road, bridge contracts
January 10, 2019
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Uncertainty over federal funding for transportation projects amid a partial government shutdown is forcing some states to delay contracts for new road and bridge work while others are preparing for that possibility.
Transportation officials in Oklahoma this week announced plans to delay bids on 45 highway projects worth about $137 million.
"This will affect only new projects that we haven't (bid) yet," Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokeswoman Terri Angier said. "Unless they reach a resolution that includes the budget and authorizes us more money to put toward...