MILLERSBURG - The Holmes County Commissioners on Monday approved the purchase of a parcel of land on County Road 19 to develop and improve a bridge in need of repair.
The county agreed to buy a little more than an acre from Bunny John LLC for $15,000.
"This is for a bridge replacement project on County Road 19," said Deputy Engineer Josh Galbraith. "There is some bad alignment and a nasty curve along the bridge. We will be realigning it and replacing the bridge."
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Galbraith added the bridge, which is located just north of the County Road 19 turnoff from County Road 59, is not in very good condition, either.
He said the project will be bid as soon as the county receives the right of way with the completion of the deal. He expects the project to get underway in the spring.
Commissioner Rob Ault said from the information he's seen from the engineer, it looks like the plan is to take the bend out of that stretch of road.
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In other business, the commissioners approved an agreement for engineering services with WE Quicksall for 2022.
"This is something we do every year," Ault said. "They help us to get some of the grant funds and have been helping us for many years."
Human Resources Director Misty Burns noted this is the final week for open enrollment for health insurance for county employees.
This article originally appeared on The Daily Record: Holmes County to purchase land for bridge replacement