Carl Henry was smiling big because he good news to report about the progress with construction of the Shelbyville Bypass.
"Burks Branch is back open again," he said. "And it's about time."
State officials said no further delays are anticipated and that the entire, $26.1million project is on schedule to be completed by August 2009.
"Right now, the excavation work is done, and almost all the bridge road work is also done," said Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. "We have one more concrete pour coming up on Tuesday."