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Construction Bidding Cost Thresholds for Department of Transportation Projects

Concerning construction bidding cost thresholds for department of transportation projects.
2024 Regular Session
State Government
Bill Summary

The act increases the monetary cost cap at or below which the department of transportation (department) may undertake public projects outside of a competitive bidding process (project cost cap) from $250,000 to $300,000. The department may thereafter annually adjust the project cost cap for inflation, defined as the annual percentage change in the United States department of transportation and federal highway administration's national highway construction cost index or a successor index, and may round the adjusted amount upward to the nearest $5,000. The department must publish this adjusted project cost cap on its website. The act also requires the department to report annually on highway maintenance projects that it completes that cost no more than the project cost cap, including reporting on efficiencies achieved by increasing the project cost cap.

APPROVED by Governor April 19, 2024

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details