Project awarded to replace Knox County Bridge

New structure to be finished by July

Special to the Mountain Advocate

 The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has recently awarded a contract to replace a bridge in Knox County.

“Bridges are an indispensable part of our highway system and represent a considerable investment,” Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. “Replacing bridges that have outlived their usefulness is essential to highway safety and efficiency.”

The project in Knox County is for a new bridge and approaches over Little Richland Creek on (KY 2418) Blue Gable Straight. The site is six-tenths of a mile southeast of U.S. 25E. Elmo Greer & Sons LLC was awarded the contract for $499,985. The project is to be completed by July 31.

“One of our best tools for economic development is to ensure that our bridges and roads are safe and reliable for the families and workers who use them,” said Senate President Robert Stivers, of Manchester. “I am pleased to see transportation projects moving forward in Knox County.”

  “As your state representative I want to make sure that the roads and bridges you travel to and from work — the same ones that are traveled by the school buses that take your kids to school — are safe and convenient,” said Rep. Jim Stewart, of Flat Lick.  “I’m proud to work with the Transportation Cabinet on projects like the new bridge on KY 1448 as part of my goal of making transportation improvements in Knox County.”