Officials provide construction updates


W. Temple St. bridge replacement expected to be finished soon

By Martin Graham - mgraham@recordherald.com



The bridge project on West Temple Street in Washington C.H. behind Kroger continues to make progress with crews working on Wednesday morning. According to City Manager Joe Denen, the project should wrap up next week.

The bridge project on West Temple Street in Washington C.H. behind Kroger continues to make progress with crews working on Wednesday morning. According to City Manager Joe Denen, the project should wrap up next week.


Martin Graham | Record-Herald photo

Local officials provided an update on the progress of various construction projects in the City of Washington Court House and Fayette County on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Fayette County Engineer Steve Luebbe and Washington Court House City Manager Joe Denen answered some questions about the state of these projects.

The project Denen responded about was the West Temple Street bridge replacement behind Kroger.

“They said they are probably done by the end of next week,” Denen said during a phone interview. “The project is scheduled through the end of this month, but we thought they might be finished up by the end of October. So they will end up ahead of the due date on the project, but not as early as we thought. There for awhile we were marching along pretty good, but they had some vandalism issues.”

Denen also said that crews around the city worked to clear some roadways and alleyways of debris from the high winds on Sunday. According to Denen, the last of this debris was to be cleared on Wednesday, and besides some other minor damage — such as the previously reported damage to Sweetwater Bay Boutique — there is no major damage.

Luebbe — who also spoke via a phone interview on Wednesday — said this week his crews were basically finished for the season on planned construction.

“We pretty much wrapped up our construction for this season, or at least our planned construction,” Luebbe said. “And for our contract projects they are pretty much done as well. We still have striping going on, but we suspended that because it got too cold. We still have a raised pavement marker contract that is not done yet because we were waiting for the striping to finish, so not sure what we are going to do with that yet. We may wait until next year to do that one. We are coordinating with the contractor right now. And then the Bluegrass Boulevard project is going on and it’s also going to be wrapping up soon, here in the next couple weeks. There is more sanitary work that needs to be done, but that will definitely go into the winter.”

Luebbe also said that following the high winds on Sunday, the county only had one road that was closed and it has since been cleared and is accessible once again.

“We only had one closed and it’s back open,” Luebbe said. “It was a power pole, Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) got there and I believe it opened up (Wednesday morning).”

The information in this article was provided by Fayette County Engineer Steve Luebbe and Washington Court House City Manager Joe Denen.

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The bridge project on West Temple Street in Washington C.H. behind Kroger continues to make progress with crews working on Wednesday morning. According to City Manager Joe Denen, the project should wrap up next week.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2020/11/web1_IMG_20201118_111314252.jpgThe bridge project on West Temple Street in Washington C.H. behind Kroger continues to make progress with crews working on Wednesday morning. According to City Manager Joe Denen, the project should wrap up next week. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photo
W. Temple St. bridge replacement expected to be finished soon

By Martin Graham

mgraham@recordherald.com