Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Murray Section Supervisor Michael Oliver, who was at Monday evening’s Trigg County Fiscal Court meeting to talk about rural secondary road improvements, said he was told by Hall Contracting of Kentucky Inc. representatives last week that they will start on-site work in April.
The project has to be completed by May 27 or the contractors will pay a $50,000-per-day penalty. Oliver said they’re hoping to be finished three or four days before that date.
“He’s having steel fabricated as we speak,” Oliver said. “If they start the first or second week of April, that’s going to give them six, seven, eight weeks basically to fit it in … It’s a pretty aggressive schedule, but the contractors said they will have no problem making it, and based on their past track record … I won’t have any doubts.”
Oliver said that the replacement structure will be constructed on the scene, with steel coming in on barges. There will be a “lay down area,” where it be constructed on the ground, and then they will put it in place with cranes and will then pour a concrete deck, he added.
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