After being closed for approximately 10 weeks for repair, the two lane bridge located on west Second Street in Russellville is open once again.
Workers for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reopened the bridge, near Granny’s Kitchen restaurant, on Friday afternoon.
“This project was long overdue,” said Russellville Mayor Mark Stratton. “It has needed to be updated for some time now. The project has been in the makings for probably a year, when we were first contacted by the state.”
The bridge replacement falls under state responsibility, which means cost will be absorbed through state funding. The City of Russellville had to relocate water and sewer lines a few months ago making way for the project. The city was reimbursed by the state for the costs associated with the move.
Wayne Thomas, Utilities Director for the City of Russellville, said this bridge was old and outdated and it was time for replacement. It was listed on the state’s replacement bridge list.
The project was initially expected to be finished around the middle of April, but rainy weather and other issued caused a delay of several weeks.
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