Repairs on the bridge about a half mile west of SR 59 on White Rock Road have been completed and is now open for public use. Clay County Commissioner Dave Parr, from District 1, said the bridge has needed repairs for a long time.
"The old bridge was very narrow and had concrete pillars on either side which was very dangerous. We put up metal guard rails and widened it two feet on each side," Parr said.
The Commissioner said that if and when the State ever starts their project to widen US 40, alternate routes will be needed to help handle the anticipated traffic congestion in town. White Rock Road may be used as an outlet route.
The road is also going to be repaved starting this week. Parr said that over the years, the road had not been graded down adequately. It has narrowed due to dirt washing onto the edges with subsequent growth of grass and weeds there. Before the repaving is done, White Rock Road will be graded back to its original size which will be wider than it is now.