Harrods Creek Bridge Project To Begin Soon

by Gabe Bullard on May 15, 2009

The rebuilding and widening of the Harrods Creek Bridge in eastern Jefferson County is expected to begin soon.

New Albany-based Mac Construction has been awarded the $2.3 million contract for the project. They will build around the historical one lane bridge that was closed by state inspectors last November.

Mayor’s spokesperson Chris Poynter says the company has incentives to finish the project before the end of the year.

“Mac has a deadline to complete the project by the second week of December,” he says. “And we have incentives of up to $1,000 per day for thirty days if they complete the project early. If they don’t meet the deadline, the company is penalized $5,000 a day.”

Poynter says the company is waiting for the proper permits to work on the bridge.
The River Fields organization, which is opposed to the project, will offer an alternative to construction on Monday.

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jim May 19, 2009 at 10:39 am

I will bet that river fields files an injunction, the permits will be delayed, and this bridge will not have a car across it in 2009. The mayor should do some real work. His office let this bridge rot for a political agenda. Traffic is snarled on the east side during rush hour. Shame on you Mr. Mayor. Mr Downard, these are your people, can’t you do something.

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