Peggy Kiefer

Grove Sun

Progress has started on the temporary replacement bridge on North Cherokee

Road. The pipes are in and county workers have begun filling in the rest with dirt. According to Delaware County District One Commissioner Doug Smith, it will take about five work days to complete the fill.

“All materials are in. We are not waiting for anything and nothing will hold us up. We will be working non-stop,” said Smith. “This is priority number one right now,” he said.

Fortunately for the workers on this project, most of the work is in the shade for most of the day. “There isn’t much of a breeze, but yes, at least it is in the shade. Although yesterday, when they brought in that last truck around 4 p.m. there was no breeze at all.

It was pretty hot,” said county worker C.J. Brewer on Thursday. Not surprising since temperatures reached a high near 101 that day. According to the National Weather Service, the heat index values were as high as 108 on Wednesday.