DAILY LEADER / JUSTIN VICORY / Ryan Holmes of Dungan Engineering updates the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors Monday on the status of county road and bridge repairs.
DAILY LEADER / JUSTIN VICORY / Ryan Holmes of Dungan Engineering updates the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors Monday on the status of county road and bridge repairs.

Supervisors hear update on roads, bridges, affirm upcoming holidays

Published 11:20am Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Lincoln County Board of Supervisors met Monday morning to affirm Gov. Phil Bryant’s statewide observance of upcoming holidays and to receive an update on the status of county roads and bridges.

Chancery Clerk Tillmon Bishop presented Bryant’s statewide observance of Thanksgiving and the day after for all county employees, as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

The board then also elected to observe New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. County officials and workers will have these days off from work.

Engineer and spokesman for Dungan Engineering Ryan Holmes updated the board on county projects, including a bridge inspection report, and continued details involving striping of county roads.

The county uses thermoplastic striping on county roads, which reportedly increases the durability, reflectivity and longevity of the striping surface.

Holmes provided an update on the striping project, including projected spending.

“At most, we are looking at about $5,000 per mile of striping, which is a small price to pay for the quality of the product, and the related safety,” said Holmes.

Holmes then briefed the board on the status of bridges in the county.

“We have invested a lot of money into the upkeep and repair of county bridges, and expect to receive good reports. We will not have to close any bridges,” Holmes continued.

The board will meet again Monday, Nov. 18.