One local bridge project is in progress and another is about to begin.
In February, the Tennessee Department of Transportation awarded a bid to Mountain States Contractors, LLC of Mount Juliet in the amount of $505,991 to build a new concrete box beam bridge on Tramel Branch Road over Helton Creek near Alexandria. The project includes grading, drainage, and paving.
Construction is now underway and Tramel Branch Road is closed to traffic at the point of the bridge site. The work is to be completed on or before November 30th.
TDOT has also awarded a bid to Roads, LLC of Brentwood in the amount of $623, 963 to build a concrete I-Beam bridge on Pea Ridge Road over Dry Creek. The project includes grading, drainage, and paving. Construction on this project has not yet begun but should be starting soon. The work is to be finished on or before November 30th.
Road Supervisor Kenny Edge told WJLE that both projects are to be funded with 80% federal funds and 20% local matching money, including 14% from the DeKalb County Highway Department budget (state aid) and 6% from the county general fund.