Construction crews continue to make progress on the N. White Chapel Culvert crossing bridge.
The road has been closed since late September when heavy rain and floodwater caused structural damage.
While the weather has improved, several environmental factors have caused some delays. City staff along with construction crews devised a plan to help continue progress.
“We made adjustments to the piling in an attempt to drain the creek quicker, as pumping typically occurs rather slowly,” explained Deputy Director of Public Works and City Engineer, Kyle Hogue. “We have also resumed excavation of the west upstream headwall.”
While construction has been underway since just after Thanksgiving, the city is working to potentially prevent future damages during inclement weather.
A few weeks ago Council Member John Huffman visited the site. “This short term solution is making everything safe, making everything drivable, in really the shortest timeframe possible” stated Council Member John Huffman in his Facebook Live video. Check out the video to get an up-close look at construction.