Public meeting set for Thursday evening on Old Highway 431 bridges

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - County commissioner Eddie Sisk invites residents to be part of the public notification phase of an infrastructure project.

"We're replacing four of the one lane bridges on Old Highway 431: three relief bridges and the main one over the Flint River," said Houston Matthews with the county engineering department.

"We're going to do the widening and add a bike lane," explained Sisk.

The plans and planners of the bridge project will be present at the meeting to answer any questions and explain the impact the project will have.

The meeting is set for Thursday, December 17 at Owens Cross Roads City Hall from 5-7 in the evening.

"That's something that when I ran for election, I wanted to do, is replace those bridges," said Sisk.

With the help of TVA tax funding, Sisk secured the $8.5 million needed to replace the four old bridges, making way for two-way traffic.

Commissioner Sisk hopes construction will start by the end of 2016 or spring 2017.