It’s time again for Pulaski County to prepare for their next round of bridge inspections and Highway Superintendent Mark Fox presented eight proposals for the work at the county commissioners’ meeting Monday night. Fox told the commissioners that it would be idea to make a “scoring team,” a committee to evaluate the proposals and ensure that they are comparing apples to apples and each proposal meets the required specs.
Fox explained the scoring team should consist three to five people, and he will compose scoring sheets to be used to rate the bids.
The county completed their previous round of bridge inspections in June through the help of United Consulting, who also re-entered a bid this week for the next inspection cycle. According to Jeff Larrison and Matt Lee of United Consulting, 73 routine bridge inspections had been completed, with one bridge categorized as fracture-critical. The report included a list of nine bridges currently recommended for replacement and five for rehabilitation.