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.