Aldridge Gap finally reopens

Aldridge Gap reopened Monday some three and a half years after it was heavily damaged by record flooding on Christmas Day 2015. The project came in at $240,000, $40,000 under the budgeted $280,000.Cutting the ribbon to open the road was District 1 Commissioner Ronny Shumate (standing just to the right of the double yellow line). He was congratulated by former District 1 Commissioner Bill Stricklend (just to the left of the double yellow line). On hand for the ribbon cutting were, from left, Marshall County Sheriff’s Assistant Chief Deputy Steve Guthrie, Marshall County engineers Kevin Stubblefield and Bob Pirando, Stricklend, Shumate, District 1 foreman Brett Barnard, Reed Contracting supervisor Steve Hayes and Marshall County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Doug Gibbs.

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