10/2/2013 8:38 AM
by Nadine Grimley
PRINCE - The state Division of Highways warned drivers that the Thomas Buford Pugh Memorial Bridge in Prince will be closed for night repairs starting Monday.
The structure that connects Route 41 near the Fayette and Raleigh County line was scheduled to close from 7:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. from October 7 through October 18. The bridge will be open during the day, and ambulances will still be allowed to use it during the closure.
During the last routine inspection, DOH crews discovered structural issues on the bridge deck. While it is in need of repairs, it is still safe for traveling.
Drivers were told to seek alternate routes during the closure.