FUNKSTOWN -- A one-lane bridge in Funkstown will be closed for repairs on Aug. 19, Washington County Public Works Deputy Director Robert J. Slocum said Thursday.
Work on the stone arch bridge on East Oak Ridge Drive had been scheduled to begin Aug. 4, but paperwork delays have pushed that date back about two weeks, Slocum said.
Delaying the start date also will delay the expected completion date, Slocum said.
The construction contract now will end on Jan. 15, 2009, instead of Dec. 31, 2008, although there are financial incentives for the contractor to finish early.
Because the project is 80 percent funded by the Federal Highway Administration, the Maryland State Highway Administration must review and approve the construction contract and related documents, Slocum said.