New bridges coming for Bush, Riley Hollow roads
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County’s Fiscal Court awarded a road top resurfacing bid and agreed to seek bids on two bridge replacements when they met Monday evening at the courthouse basement.

After a motion by Magistrate Jon Goodwin and a second by Magistrate Larry Lawrence, the fiscal court unanimously chose Rogers Group over Pennyrile Asphalt to resurface parts of Oakhurst Circle and Malcolm’s Point Road, two roads out in the county.

Rogers Group bid $70,769 on the two roads - $46,658 for Oakhurst Circle and $24,111 for Malcolm’s Point Road – while Pennyrile Asphalt bid $82,239 - $56,020 for Oakhurst Circle and $25,912 for Malcolm’s Point Road. Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries said both were bidding on the same stretches of road.

The county will have to pay for roughly half of the work, while about $35,000 will come from state discretionary funding, Humphries said.

“We’ll use the additional amount of money that was available, and we have some other roads that were submitted, and these two roads came back and were approved,” Humphries said.

At the previous fiscal court meeting, Humphries said the county had received $181,000 in discretionary funding from the state for the purpose of repaving roads in the county, but the bids came out to $147,000, leaving the county with an extra $35,000.

The fiscal court also unanimously agreed to have work done on a bridge on Bush Road and to have a bridge on Riley Hollow Road replaced. Humphries said the bridge on Bush Road is one of the last single-lane bridges in the county and needs to be widened, adding that while they’re hoping it just needs to be refurbished, it too might need to be replaced.

An estimated cost for work on the Bush Road bridge has not yet been determined, but the county is hoping to use flex funding through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for that work, said Humphries.

Co-op funding will hopefully go toward replacing the Riley Hollow Bridge, which Geotech has estimated will cost about $158,000, although that is just a rough estimate, Humphries said.

In other business, the court approved Trigg County Sheriff Randy Clark’s tax settlement, tax franchise and surplus property list, and also approved the June 2010 financial statement as well as the previous fiscal court session minutes.

The court also approved its monthly bills. Notable bills include one for $33,378 to Marathon Ashland for chip and seal oil, one for $6,572 to Key Oil Company and one for $2,532 to Pennyrile Area Development District.

Magistrates Kevin Terrell and Shannon Knight were absent.
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