Another Snafu in 22nd Avenue Bridge Project

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

There has been another surprising development in the renovation of Meridian's 22nd Avenue bridge project. The bridge is the main entrance into the downtown area.

Mayor Cheri Barry has called a special meeting of the city council for Dec. 28 to discuss some problems that have come up with the renovation project.

The issue will likely mean another delay of the reopening date, possibly by several months.

The bridge project passed by the former administration calls for the roads running parallel to the bridge to be closed. However, the city council never voted to close those roads.

Now city officials are facing several businesses who want to see them remain open.

Along with that, officials say closing the roads would back the project up by several months, as public hearings will have to be held. They say keeping the roads open will allow for the bridge to open sometime in February, depending on weather and the work flow.

Now the decision is up to the council. Members have to decide whether or not to close the roads.

The current administration was just recently notified of this error by the city attorney.

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