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An attorney for River Fields says he’s optimistic that a ruling will come soon in the conservation group’s lawsuit against Louisville Metro Government over the planned expansion of the Harrods Creek bridge in eastern Jefferson County.

City officials announced Tuesday that they’ll move ahead with plans to widen the one-lane bridge to two lanes, despite the pending federal suit.

River Fields attorney Don Cox says the group is not opposed to improving the bridge, only the scale of the plan.

“We’re not trying to stop the project, we’re trying to get them to agree to build a quicker,
cheaper alternative that will maintain the character of the area, and that is a one-lane bridge,” Cox said.

Cox says there are no plans to seek an injunction to stop the expansion work, since a ruling in the case could come relatively soon.

The century old bridge on River Road has been closed since late November, when it was declared unsafe for traffic.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."