Freeze Road will soon be getting a new bridge after the Warren County Financial Management Committee approved a bid to replace the existing structure.
According to Road Superintendent Levie Glenn, all the permits are in place and everything is approved to begin construction on the new bridge as quick as notice is sent to the contractor. Curbers, Inc. will be handling construction at a cost of $162,113, with the Warren County Highway Department doing the paving that is estimated at $25,000.
The Freeze Road bridge has been a source of continuous maintenance for the Highway Department, according to Glenn. Drainage issues cause regular flooding, often causing the bridge to be closed. According to Glenn, replacing the bridge will be less expensive to the county in the long run.
“It will help the whole community,” said Glenn.
Replacing the bridge will consist of removing the existing tiles and realigning the drainage with bigger openings for water.
All of the permits for the county have been approved. Once legal documentation is received from the contractor, expected within a week to 10 days, work will begin shortly.
Freeze Road will be shut down for approximately 60 days. The detour will be through Shady Grove Road, about a mile additional driving distance for residents.