Utah State legislators have been working on a bill that impacts highway construction projects within the state. The new bill is named HB 296 and authorizes local highway authorities who are sponsors on any federal highway construction projects to be a supplementary contractor alongside the Utah Department of Transportation (DOT); but this change is only effective for Class B and Class C roads. HB 296 also states that the local highway authorities can be an additional bondholder or obligee with the Department of Transportation on performance bonds.
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