Lawrence County Bridges Have New Weight Restrictions

(BEDFORD) – Lawrence County Highway Superintendent David Holmes reported to the commissioners Tuesday morning there are new weight restrictions on some area bridges:

  • Bridge 36 on Locus Road is posted at 30 tons
  • Bridge 124 on Huron Williams Road is posted at 10 tons
  • The weight restriction on Bridge 146 on Hunters Creek Road was lifted
  • Bridge 150 on Mill Creek Road is posted at 15 tons

Holmes says Butler Fairman & Seufert Inc. is completing the design work for Bridge 121 on Williams Silverville Road over Indiana Creek. Survey work is also underway.
Work continues on Bridge 150 on Mill Creek Road. Holmes says crews are moving along with the environmental study and are working on measuring the Tunnelton tunnel which is required for a deviation from INDOT and the railroad.
Holmes continues to work on the paving bid packages that will be put out for bid in mid-March. He is also seeking community crossing funds to pave and strip Washboard Road to Kentucky Hollow Road.
In other business:
The commissioners accepted the bid from Southeastern Fright Lines to purchase an asphalt distributor truck.
The commissioners approved the renewal of the Dossett Consulting Contract for the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office. The funds to pay for the contract which cost around $500 a month come from the department’s 4-D fund.
According to Prosecutor Sam Arp, the county must have the program to keep them in compliance with federal regulations.

The commissioners reappointed former Judge Michael Robbins and Steve Anderson to the Lawrence County Health Department board.

The commissioners approved spending $3,312 for a rear door at the plaza on Mitchell Road. The door will be installed by T&T Doors.

Lawrence County Sheriff Mike Branham, who was not present at the meeting, forwarded his information through Commissioner President Dustin Gabhart that there were 168 inmates at the jail, of those 131 were males, 37 females, 10 Level 6 felons, 4 Department of Correction holds and 1 parole hold.