Hardin Fiscal Court approved a proposal Tuesday for professional engineering design and permitting services for repairs and/or improvements to the Laurel Ridge Road bridge from Bradley T. Spalding.
The proposal had the cost for the design engineering of the repairs to be conducted at $10,000.
Hardin Fiscal Court at its Nov. 12 meeting approved and adopted the execution of a Rural Secondary Program Agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Rural and Municipal Aid to replace the bridge on Laurel Ridge Road.
The agreement said the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid agrees to reimburse up to the amount of 80 percent of the actual project cost, not to exceed $161,000.
The bridge replacement is about 2.9 miles south of Ky. 920 on Laurel Ridge Road.
According to the proposal, the current steel I-beams of the bridge have extensive corrosion reducing the bridge capacity. The proposal also said the entire concrete deck and supporting steel I-beams need to be removed and makes mention of other supporting structures.