Commissioner Jason Winters told the Lyerly City Council on Tuesday evening that work was progressing on the bridge at Lyerly and that workers were 60% complete with the job. Winters said that while the county could have waited on the state or federal money to fund the bridge project, he felt getting the bridge open as quickly as possible was a top priority. The county is putting out about $100,000 on the cost of the bridge which is expected to re-open ahead of schedule.
Commissioner Winters said that he has been working on the Bridge Project since the first day of his administration in January and it has been a priority. Winters is also moving the site of the Lyerly Dumpsters in an effort to decrease traffic and hopefully extend the life of the bridge.