Yippee! Ayreshire Drive bridge is open

by Leslie Turk

Five loooooong months of detours are over.

Finally, I can resume my after-work stops at Little Veron's.

The bridge that runs alongside the grocery store on Ayreshire Drive has reopened after five months of repairs. "The contractor has built this bridge in five months, and he's actually ahead of schedule," LCG Director of Public Works Tom Carroll told KATC -TV3.

Since May 26, Ayreshire Drive between Alonda and Rena drives was closed for what Lafayette Consolidated Government estimated would be six to eight months of work.

Carroll also told the station the bridge would reopen Friday, but an Ind staffer says he crossed it Thursday afternoon. The bridge was shut down this spring for $500,000 in repairs, KATC reported.