It will be another week before the L-56 River Road Bridge becomes open, reported Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan to the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Shanahan stated, "Right now with the colder temperatures we can't go as fast as we would like." Shanahan and the Board reviewed several pictures of the bridge project through all the phases of the reconstructed efforts that began after this summer's heavy flooding that washed out the soil under the abutments of the bridge.
Shanahan also showed pictures of select section of County roads that have recently have had cracks filled in the effort to keep water from eroding the subsurface of the roads. Those pictures shown by Shanahan will be available for the public to see on the County's website at www.cherokeecountyiowa.com.
Cherokee County Board of Supervisor Chairman Jeff Simonsen said, "This will give the people an idea of how much damage was done there and how hard everyone has worked to get it completed."
In other business, the Board conducted a County Safety Meeting prior to their regular meeting. Shortly thereafter the Board meet with several County Department heads for a County Officer meeting.
Among the County Officers who attended were Cherokee County Community Services Director Lisa Langlitz, Cherokee County Treasurer Hedgie Brandt, Cherokee County Recorder Dawn Jones Coombs, Cherokee County Attorney Ryan Kolpin, Cherokee County Engineer Dave Shanahan, and Cherokee County Auditor Kris Glienke.
All departments reported that they have been busy and things are going well.