TransCanada pays for damage done to Bryan County roads

BENNINGTON, OK-- A Bryan County road is undergoing repairs thanks to the arrival of outside funds.

A few years ago, Jackson Road in Bennington was re-surfaced, but Bryan County Commissioner Jay Perry says damage occurred last year during an 8-month span when TransCanada installed the Keystone Pipeline.

For months the county was expecting reimbursement for damages and just recently received nearly half a million dollars.

Perry says its difficult to fix damaged roads with their budget.

Old Caddo Highway is the next to be repaired.

The county will use a $1.5 million dollar federal grant for that project.