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Freeze Road now open to traffic
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Freeze Road is open to traffic. The new bridge is complete after approximately two months of a detour.
“It’s a big improvement as fair as drainage in the flooding areas is concerned,” said Road Superintendent Levie Glenn.
The news of bridge completion was shared with Highway and Bridge Committee members. On the committee are Commissioners Gary Prater, chairman, Randy England, David Rhea, Blaine Wilcher, and Melissa Yancy.
Freeze Road was detoured in order to allow a new bridge to be constructed to replace a deteriorating one. Curbers Inc., handled the work at a cost of $162,113, with Warren County Highway Department doing the paving estimated at $25,000.
Paving has yet to be done.
“It’s not the right time of the year to do paving,” said Glenn. “We have to wait until later this spring. We could do it a lot cheaper than the contractor’s bid. We always try to save the county money, so we decided to do that work in-house.”
The bridge on Freeze Road has been a source of continuous maintenance for the Highway Department, and drainage issues had created regular flooding, often causing the bridge to be closed, according to Glenn.
 “It will help the whole community,” said Glenn.
Replacing the bridge consisted of removing the existing tiles and realigning the drainage with bigger openings for water.