The Times West Virginian

September 18, 2013

Progress of bridge project discussed

By Emily Gallagher
Times West Virginian

MANNINGTON — The construction of the Clarksburg Street Bridge in Mannington is slowly coming along.

During Monday’s meeting, council members discussed the progress of the project that has been in the works for several months.

Mayor Jim Taylor said the city has to purchase easements along the bridge because utilities have to be moved and the city has to own the property.

“These are permanent (easements), not temporary, so we had to buy them,” Taylor told council.

Taylor said buying the easements to the property will cost $30,000. He said from a legal standpoint, the easements haven’t been looked at by the town’s attorney.

“If we wait too long, we might have to be put back into the next fiscal year,” he said. “I’m going to talk with our attorney and find out what we’re going to do. With delays, it doesn’t make us look good as a city.”

Taylor said he hopes to get the ball rolling on the replacement of the bridge.

Council members also discussed the city’s fencing regulations.

 

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