East Main Street to reopen next week

The East Main Street bridge near Lennox is scheduled to open next week.

“We’re hoping if everything goes well we can have that bridge opened back up to get people going through there again,” Brad Bateman, assistant civil engineer said.

The bridge has been closed for about a month for the bridge replacement project. Bateman said this week they are working on the bridge approaches, the concrete blocks before the bridge.

Once the bridge is open the project will almost be complete.

“There’s erosion control measures we are doing underneath the bridge,” Bateman said. “The bike trail runs underneath there and creates a muddy mess from the rain water draining off the bridge, so there’s going to be heavier stones placed under the bridge to control that.”

The $36,000 bridge replacement project began Oct. 7.