ABERDEEN – The Monroe County Board of Supervisors is hoping t

ABERDEEN – The Monroe County Board of Supervisors is hoping that $870,447 worth of bridge construction will meet the travel needs of its residents.

In recent months, the supervisors have issued bids for two projects for bridge repair and construction. In March, the board awarded a contract of $426,804 to B &W Construction in Aberdeen to replace two timber bridges with concrete bridges and three other timber bridges with concrete box culverts.

Chancery Clerk Ronnie Boozer said the board also awarded bridge construction work in April. A $293,643 project was awarded to Phillips Construction in Columbus to replace a bridge on McAlister Road.

These March and April projects were both funded with State-Aid money, said Sonny Clay, road manager for Monroe County. The county applied for the funds through grants.

Clay said the county also is working on projects to replace a timber bridge in Lost Corner in the north central part of Monroe County and rework a bridge on Darracott Road. These projects are expected to cost a total of about $150,000 and will paid for through county bridge funds.

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