Bridge repairs funded

Published 11:13 am Monday, October 3, 2016

Repairs to a storm-damaged bridge on Venable Road should start in a couple weeks.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Friday afternoon it awarded $44,400 in emergency county road aid funds to Clark County. The bridge spans a tributary of Hancock Creek.

Clark County Road Supervisor Kevin Wilson said the funds will cover half of the projected cost, with most of the balance to be reimbursed.

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Wilson said the head wall of the bridge failed during a heavy rain in early August when the county received several inches of rain during a couple hours. The county completed a temporary repair, he said.

“The Bevin administration is committed to the Cabinet’s mission of providing a safe, reliable transportation network for all Kentuckians,” Transportation Secretary Greg Thomas said in a news release. “These emergency funds will help local governments repair and restore damaged infrastructure throughout their communities.”

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