Joshua Morrison/News A $1.1 million bridge replacement project will result in a new bridge on Parrott Street that includes a pedestrian/bike lane on the north side of the bridge. The county project will be completed in 2019.

Joshua Morrison/Mount Vernon News

A $1.1 million bridge replacement project will result in a new bridge on Parrott Street that includes a pedestrian/bike lane on the north side of the bridge. The county project will be completed in 2019. Request this photo

 

MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Commissioners are bidding out design work for a $1.1 million bridge replacement project scheduled for 2019.

The bids will seek a design engineer for a replacement of the Parrott Street bridge near Mount Vernon, Knox County Engineer Cameron Keaton said.

Keaton said the design engineer will draw up the scope of work and specifications for replacement of the bridge, a 97-foot-by-38-foot steel structure that spans Dry Creek. The new bridge will include a multi-use trail walkway on its north side, according to the commissioner’s bid documents.

A $450,000 Ohio Public Works Commission grant has been secured for the project, and the county is seeking an additional $450,00 in Community Development Block Grant funds. The remainder will be paid for by the county.

The project is not to be confused with the Parrott Street/South Main Street intersection project currently in the works by the city of Mount Vernon. The intersection project is expected to be completed this year.

 

Nick Sabo: 740-397-5333 or nsabo@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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