Boyle replacing bridge in Mitchellsburg

Published 7:22 pm Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Boyle County will be replacing a collapsed bridge in Mitchellsburg using mostly emergency funding from the state Transportation Cabinet.
A bridge over Buck Creek on McDermott Street collapsed earlier this year when a salt truck traveled over it, County Engineer Duane Campbell said. The bridge has been closed since, but there are alternative routes available for residents that use McDermott Street.
The Boyle County Fiscal Court approved Tuesday hiring Triple C Contractors LLC to install a new steel bridge at a cost of $41,837. Triple C was the low bidder of three companies that bid the project.
Kentucky’s Department of Rural and Municipal Aid awarded the fiscal court $33,470 in emergency funding on April 19, in order to cover 80 percent of the project cost, according to a letter from Gray Tomblyn II, commissioner of Rural and Municipal Aid. That means Boyle County will pay a net total of $8,367 for the new bridge.
The county will receive half of the state funding up front, and the other half when the project is completed.
Triple C could begin work on the new bridge within two weeks, according to information provided during the Tuesday’s meeting.
The fiscal court also approved two culvert-replacement projects that will be funded 80-percent by the county’s regular state bridge-replacement funds.
Ford Contracting will replace a culvert on Cream Ridge Road for $25,000; and the Allen Company Inc. will replace two culverts on Daugherty Road for $35,715. The cost to Boyle County’s general fund for those two projects should be around $12,100.
Boyle County Treasurer Mary Conley said Boyle County doesn’t expect to use all of its bridge-replacement allocation this year; about $39,000 is expected to roll over to the next fiscal year.

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