Turnpike Authority Rejects Low Bid On Indian Nations Road Project

Thursday, March 22nd 2007, 9:29 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority rejects a low bid from a construction firm for a project along the Indian Nations Turnpike.

Glover Construction Company of Muskogee was the lowest of three bidders for a shoulder-work project the company says would cost about $2.9 million, but the bid failed at the turnpike authority's meeting Wednesday because it failed to get enough votes from the six-member board.

The state Transportation Commission earlier this month rejected a low bid from Glover Construction on a Pittsburg County highway project, and the state Transportation Department said the company is not a, quote, "responsible bidder."

The company's attorney, D.D. Hayes, says he doesn't think the company's dispute with the state transportation department is reason enough for the turnpike authority to reject the company's bid on the Indian Nations Turnpike project.

Turnpike authority chairman Doug Riebel says new bids for the project will be sought. Hayes says Glover Construction plans to bid again.