Drivers who use Marshall Lane bridge in Boone County will now have to use alternate routes.
Replacement of the bridge began this morning and is expected to last six weeks. Boone County Resource Management said crews are working to replace the bridge entirely. Drivers can use Route Z to Route D to McDonald Road to get around the project.
Boone County said they have $750,000 to use this year for county bridge repair and replacement projects. The Marshall Lane bridge project will cost $250,000. The funding comes from the county’s half cent sales tax.
Boone County Resource Management Director Stan Shawver said there are several bridge projects in the work for this year including Mt. Zion Church Road bridge, Red Rock Road bridge, and Rangeline Road bridge.
Shawver said it’s unclear how much each project will cost because the county is still acquiring easements and finalizing plans prior to bids.
ABC 17 News went by the Rangeline Road bridge and residents were pleased to hear fixes could be coming soon.
“I think anytime where you see they’re trying to make improvements and make the road surfaces better everybody benefits from that.” Brooks Travis, a Boone County resident, said.