by Marsha A. Bradford, Contributing Editor
Hermitage Drive and Railroad Avenue will be closed as of October 7, 2013 to replace the bridge. The bridge is over 80 years old and is too narrow for modern traffic needs. The city estimates that this section of Hermitage Drive between Helton Drive and Royal Avenue will be closed to through traffic for six to eight months. Inclement weather may delay crews and increase the overall construction time. Motorists should plan to take alternate routes to avoid the closing.