Pulaski County Commissioners to Discuss Bridge Inspections, Revolving Loan Fund Guidelines

Pulaski County Commissioners: Mike McClure, Jerry Locke, Kenny Becker

The Pulaski County Commissioners will get an update on bridge inspections this morning from Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff and Jeff Larrison with United Consulting. Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer is scheduled to present updated guidelines for the county’s Revolving Loan Fund program for the commissioners’ approval.

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Planning Underway for Bridge Replacement on Pulaski County Road 400 East

The 60-year-old bridge on Pulaski County Road 400 East over Mill Creek is set to be replaced. The county commissioners Tuesday approved contracts to allow Jeff Larrison with United Consulting to begin working on the design. “We’ve been looking at this since August of 2017,” Larrison told the commissioners. “This bridge is way up on your priority list.”

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Pulaski County Commissioners to Discuss Bridge Inspection Contract

Pulaski County Commissioners: Mike McClure, Jerry Locke, Kenny Becker

A bridge inspection contract will be up for discussion during this morning’s Pulaski County Commissioners meeting. Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff and Jeff Larrison with United Consulting are expected to explain the contract proposal for the 2018-through-2021 bridge inspection cycle.

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Pulaski County Commissioners to Get Update on Wind Turbines, Consider Bridge Inspection Contract

Pulaski County Commissioners: Mike McClure, Jerry Locke, Kenny Becker

An update on wind turbines will be given to the Pulaski County Commissioners this morning. In the past several months, a number of filings have been made with the Federal Aviation Administration for possible wind turbines in the Francesville and Star City areas. County Attorney Kevin Tankersley has been looking into writing an ordinance that would regulate them.

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Pulaski County Road 700 North Bridge Replacement to Start Next Month

Final preparations are underway for the replacement of the bridge on Pulaski County Road 700 North over Bogus Run. Jeff Larrison with United Consulting gave an update to the county commissioners Monday. “We’ve conducted the pre-construction meeting with JCI, the contractor that was selected, and we basically have the plan in place now for how to address the project timing-wise,” he explained. “Construction is expected to start March 1, weather-permitting.”

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Four Bridges in Pulaski County to be Repaired

  
 

Pulaski County Highway Superintendent Mark Fox informed the commissioners this week that there are three bridges on the 12-month inspection cycle. Work will be done soon to remove them from that list.

“We’re going to place wrap underneath these bridges to correct a substructure undercutting issue and those three will be able to be removed from that 12 month inspection cycle once we complete that,” stated Fox.

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Pulaski Commissioners to Hold Executive Session to Discuss Combs Reimbursement

Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Vice President Terry Young, and President Tracey Shorter
Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Vice President Terry Young, and President Tracey Shorter
The Pulaski County Commissioners have a tough decision on their hands after a family relocated by the Bridge 291 project submitted receipts for expenses after their deadline. Jeff Larrison with United Consulting told the commissioners that they have already paid $78,546 to the Combs family for expenses incurred by their relocation following the county’s acquisition of their parcel, but the family recently submitted receipts for $19,468 worth of expenses after the receipt deadline of Aug. 21, 2013.

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Monterey Bridge Project Relocation Expense Deadline Now Expired

Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Vice President Terry Young, and President Tracey Shorter
Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Vice President Terry Young, and President Tracey Shorter
The deadline for relocation expenses stemming from the Monterey Bridge construction project has come and gone, according to United Consulting’s Jeff Larrison. He told the county commissioners that he received a notice explaining the the deadline has passed and some expenses still had not been turned in, raising the question of whether or not the commissioners would like to still allow those expenses to be filed.

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Monterey Bridge Project on Schedule

  
 
After a few weeks of battling high water issues, the crew working on the Monterey Bridge project is moving right along.

Bret Smiley of United Consulting reported that the beams have been set and the crews are placing decking at this juncture of the project. Overhang jacks are being installed along the outside beams and they are installing decking on them as well. Once the deck is completely prepared, the next step will be the placement of rebar throughout the deck.

The project appears to be on schedule and the project should be completed in October.

Pulaski Commissioners Review Bridge Inspections

Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Vice President Terry Young, and President Tracey Shorter
Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Vice President Terry Young, and President Tracey Shorter
The bridge inspections for Pulaski County have been completed. According to Jeff Larrison and Matt Lee of United Consulting, 73 routine bridge inspections have been completed this year and the pair presented the report to the county commissioners at their meeting Monday night.

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