Work on Monterey Bridge Project Halted This Week

The storms that rolled through the Pulaski County area last week did affect the Monterey Bridge project.

Bret Smiley, construction manager with United Consulting, said that work has halted on the project for this week as flooding was an issue. A contractor will be on-site to clear water from the area today or tomorrow to prepare for more concrete work on Monday.

Smiley noted that they are working on the substructure of the bridge at this time. They have poured indents and are about 95 to 98 percent complete with the substructure. When the construction resumes on Monday, the concrete portion of the project should be complete and they can move forward with preparing for the installation of the bridge deck.

The project remains on schedule despite this minor setback. The bridge construction should be complete in early October.