CIRB fund allows Osage County to address infrastructure needs

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Osage County has scheduled and approved $14.2 million or new transportation infrastructure projects to ensure the safety of its communities and the precious cargo carried by school buses, Osage County Board of County Commissioners Chairman, Scott Hilton announced.

“The partnership between Osage County, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the state legislature has resulted in a more modern, safe and efficient infrastructure system throughout the county,” said Hilton. “On behalf of the Board of the County Commissioners and residents of Osage County I say thank you.”

The legislature created the statewide County Improvements for Roads & Bridges (CIRB) fund that enables counties across Oklahoma to replace dangerous county highways, roads and bridges.

Osage County has already utilized 8.8 million in CIRB funds to replace 3 bridges and surface 1 mile and plans are in place to replace 8 additional bridges and surface several miles over the next five years totaling 14.2 million dollars.