Last night at the Utilities Meeting, we approved submitting an application for ODOT's Municipal Bridge Program. The applications are due by March 1 and we do not know when the results will be announced. However, at this point we have not been approved for state Issue II loan funds for these repairs and, if approved, the Municipal Bridge Program provides a means for repair of the Ford Road Bridge sooner rather than later, plus it will provide 80% of the financing. A drawback is that the repair costs will be significantly higher due to the requirement of this program to expand the bridge to two lanes as a result of an ODOT safety study.
Details are set forth in the Municipal Bridge Program document in the Documents section of the web page.