Bridge work resuming to reopen county roads

Published 7:00 am Friday, March 16, 2018

Two bridges in the county have been replaced and are expected to open to traffic soon.

Pearl River County Engineer Les Dungan said pilings under the bridge on Olive Church Road have been replaced and two culverts have been installed to replace the bridge on Homer Ladner Road as part of efforts to repair them.

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The total cost of construction to replace the bridge on Olive Church was estimated to be about $14,000. The estimated cost for the bridge on Homer Ladner is $65,000.

Dungan said that now work on both bridges is complete, the county has requested a re-inspection by the state so the roads can reopen to traffic. 

In relation to work to fix other bridges in the county, Dungan said contractors are currently repairing one of two bridges on Progress Silver Run Road. Thursday, contractors were expected to be installing new support piling for the bridge, Dungan said.

Work is expected to begin soon on the second bridge on that road as part of the contract.

He said they are currently awaiting the estimates before advertising for bids to work on the bridge on Nellie Berks Road and. Dungan said he expects to receive quotes by April 4.

County representatives are currently acquiring right-of-way for the replacement of bridges on Sones Chapel Road and Harry Sones Road. Both will be replaced using state aid funds, Dungan said.