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.

Mary Alford can be reached at 270-505-1741 or malford@thenewsenterprise.com.

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