Apple Road in Marshall County is closed so crews can demolish the Apple Road bridge.
LaPorte Construction is doing the bridge work. The commissioners approved a bid from the company in March in the amount of $274,774.68 to replace the bridge.
Bridge #174, or Apple Road bridge, is on Apple Road over the Yellow Creek, north of State Road 25 before the railroad tracks. Workers have a 75-day window in which to complete the project.
The work on getting paperwork done for the upcoming bridge replacement project on Hickory Road continues with various reports conducted by engineering firm DLZ.
Laurie Johnson from DLZ told the Marshall County Commissioners this week that the archaeological report is complete and approved by INDOT and no project impediments have been identified on the grounds. Title work for the mitigation site has been received and the permit for waterway construction will be reviewed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
Several reports are being gathered to prepare for the Hickory Road Bridge replacement.
Laurie Johnson from engineering firm DLZ reported to the Marshall County Commissioners this week that the draft of Wetland Mitigation Plan was recently submitted with the final draft expected this month. Johnson also said work on the Wetland Mitigation Site is in progress.
The Marshall County Commissioners discussed two supplemental contracts for the Hickory Road Bridge replacement project.
Engineering firm DLZ has increased the costs of contracts for extra work needed for the wetlands mitigation and the right-of-way portions of the upcoming bridge replacement project. Highway Administrator Laurie Baker said she has provided the contracts to INDOT and the officials there have blessed them for signatures.
The Hickory Road bridge project continues to move forward.
Laurie Johnson from engineering firm DLZ told the Marshall County commissioners this week that all five right-of-way parcels have been secured. She said mitigation plans are the next focus.
“We move forward with survey, design, NEPA, and permitting of the mitigation project on the city owned property,” stated Johnson. “The archaeology report has been submitted and Cardno is completing the design. They actually submitted a preliminary design to us and to Ryan Cassidy at the Army Corp for preliminary review.”