Township Action Needed to Support Increase of Township Force Account Limits
March 18, 2021
TOWNSHIP ACTION NEEDED
This has been a longtime legislative priority for the OTA and Ohio's townships. Limits on force account work were last increased in 2003, and townships maintain +41,000 miles of road but receive the least amount of funding. Road maintenance costs continue to increase, & 2020 gas tax projections fell short, due to the pandemic.
Sub. H.B. 74 will increase the bidding threshold for all types of road projects (maintenance/repair and construction/reconstruction) to $150,000. This proposed increase in force account limits would allow twps to better utilize their own resources for smaller projects, and would reflect the increased cost of doing business today.
See the OTA's full Senate Transportation Committee testimony here (https://bit.ly/39citUH) and please call your State Reps. and Sens. to express your support for the inclusion of this language in the transportation budget.