The bridge at 5th and Randolph Streets in Vandalia is now open. A brief ribbon cutting ceremony was held before the roadway was reopened Tuesday afternoon. Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman says they are very pleased to be able to get the bridge completed.
Also on hand was a representative from I-DOT, Scott Hunt from Hurst-Roche Engineering and Michael Maxey from the Fayette County Highway Department. Gottman thanked all of those on hand, and especially Maxey for his help in getting the grant for the project. Gottman says the project was budgeted at 1.34 million dollars.