CHARLESTON -- Mississippi County commissioners would like to see options explored for restoring access to the areas formerly served by County Road 310 and 312.
During the regular County Commission meeting, County Clerk Junior DeLay said the county received a proposal from Smith and Co. of Poplar Bluff for survey work and a preliminary engineering report on restoring County Road 310 and a bridge on that road that crosses Ditch 29.
DeLay said the proposal estimated it would take two weeks to complete survey work and another four weeks do to preliminary engineering with the cost not to exceed $7,000.
Commissioner Steve Jones said it would take a long time -- maybe even a year or two -- for the roadway and bridge on County Road 310 to be restored while concentrating efforts on County Road 312 could possibly get access to the area restored by the fall.
In related news, DeLay said he was advised by Dennis Cox, an engineer for Smith and Co. of Poplar Bluff, that the inspection of bridges in the spillway has been completed and a formal report will be provided to the county next week.
Also, Richard Wallace, county road and bridge superintendent, and Debra Johnston, project specialist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, have put together three Public Assistance Grant Program projects so far with a combined total of about $100,000.
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