Workers Repair Road After May Flood
Crawford Street has been closed for six months.
The land underneath a 40 foot stretch of street gave way during a May storm and workers began repairing the spot on Monday.
"The city has actually been working on it since the day it slid," said McDowell County Public Works Director Brant Sikes. "so much geotechnical work was required with this project - not only engineering work, but geotechnical work."
McGill Associates contracting company is extending the box culvert under the road and will then rebuild the slope that gave way, packing the land with a much less steep grade than was there before.
Sikes says the project will cost about $75,000 dollars and will be done within the next three weeks.