BY KRISTEN BUCKLES
A section of John Graham Road will be closed until early Spring while a bridge on that road is replaced, according to Greene County Road Superintendent David Weems.
The road is closed to all but local traffic from Delta Valley Road to Union Road.
The bridge being replaced is the first bridge off Union Road.
Detour signs direct traffic along a route using Union Road, Baileyton Road and Ottway Road.
Weems estimated that the project will cost $500,000, with 75 percent of those funds coming from the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
The majority of the county's 25 percent match will come from in-kind labor, the superintendent said.
Simpson Construction Co., of Cleveland, Tenn., will perform the majority of the bridge replacement work, he added.
"We know it's a little bit of inconvenience," Weems said.
"We appreciate your patience to improve our bridges in Greene County."