Knox County receives $91,600 for bridge repairs

Photo by Bobbie Poynter County road crews replaced the bridge on Green Briar Hollow Road in spring 2013.
Photo by Bobbie Poynter
County road crews replaced the bridge on Green Briar Hollow Road in spring 2013.

The Knox County Fiscal Court has been granted $91,600 by the Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Rural and Municipal Aid as reimbursement for bridge repairs made in Knox County in 2013 and 2014.

The amount represents 80 percent of the actual cost of $76,588 for the Mills Creek Road bridge replacement (located over Road Fork Creek, 0.025 miles northwest of KY 223) and 100 percent of the actual cost of $30,287 for the Green Briar Hollow Road bridge replacement (located over Collins Fork 0.055 miles north of KY 11).

The Department of Rural and Municipal Aid frequently dispatches funds directly to city and county governments in an effort to improve routes, which are not state-owned, but tie into the state system. The Green Briar Bridge was replaced in spring 2013, and the Mills Creek Bridge in summer 2014.

“We are pleased to partner with local governments to improve highway access for the citizens of Knox County, and all of District 11,” said Sherri Chappell, chief district engineer for the Department of Highways District 11, which includes Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Leslie and Whitley counties.