Pulaski County’s bridges appear to be in good shape, according to the latest inspection report. Representatives from United Consulting presented their findings to the county commissioners Monday.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.”Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners have finalized their bridge inspection agreement with United Consulting. They unanimously approved the contract for the 2018-through-2021 bridge inspection cycle last week.
Pulaski County’s bridge inspection costs are going up. Last week, Jeff Larrison with United Consulting presented the county commissioners with a draft agreement for the 2018-through-2021 bridge inspection cycle.
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.
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.
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.”
The Pulaski County Commissioners are moving ahead with the replacement of a bridge on County Road 700 North over Bogus Run. On Monday, the commissioners chose JCI Bridge Group of LaPorte to do the work for a cost of just under $480,000.
The bridge on Pulaski County Road 700 North over Bogus Run is a step closer to getting some upgrades. Last week, the county commissioners opened bridge rehabilitation bids from four construction companies. They ranged from just under $480,000 to over $718,000.
Pulaski County’s 74 bridges are in good shape, according to engineers, but the county’s looking to Community Crossings grants to keep them that way. Representatives from United Consulting discussed their latest round of bridge inspections with the county commissioners last week. Continue reading
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.
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.
The Monterey Bridge project is nearing completion.
While the weather has not played into the construction crew’s favor, it is expected to finish up by Thanksgiving. Jeff Larrison from United Consulting said a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held to formally end the project and that will be set after the 8th of November.
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.
The Monterey Bridge project is moving along.
Bret Smiley, construction manager with United Consulting, told WKVI that concrete has been poured this week. The rail wall, the bridge deck and approaches have been poured. He said he did testing and it was the smoothest concrete pour that he’s been privy to.
The Monterey Bridge Project is expected to be completed before the Nov. 29 completion date.
Bret Smiley, construction manager with United Consulting, said the construction crews have installed the Stay-in-Place metal decking. Continue reading
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.
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.
Luckily, the LaPorte Construction crew finished critical work on the Monterey Bridge before the storms went through the area Wednesday night.
Bret Smiley, construction manager with United Consulting, said the crew prepared for the storm and were able to keep working Thursday.