Cherokee Nation Replaces Four Delaware County Bridges

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 10:58 am
By: News On 6

The Cherokee Nation says it has repaired four bridges on Kenwood Road in Delaware County using $5.6 million funds from the tribe's transportation budget.

In a news release, the tribe says the four bridges were designated as structurally deficient and needed to be replaced.  One of the four bridges had a sufficiency rating as low as 20.7 percent on a scale of 100. All four bridges were below a 60 percent sufficiency rating.

“Repairing and replacing these multiple bridges will only strengthen the overall quality of roads in Delaware County, and that ensures our families and all citizens are safer as they travel through Cherokee Nation’s jurisdiction,” said Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr.

The Cherokee Nation said Delaware County paid for the cost of the engineering and design of all four bridges.

The release goes on to say the Cherokee Nation has completed more than 72 miles of roadway and two bridge projects in fiscal year 2015 at a cost of more than $7.1 million.