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Washed out Columbia County road to take 10 weeks to repair

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 8:35 PM
Last updated 10:39 PM
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Columbia County officials estimate it will be another 10 weeks before repairs are finished on a washed out road that has cut off several residents in the Barrington neighborhood.

Matt Schlachter, director of engineering services, told a group of homeowners Tuesday that work will begin later this week and that partial access to their section of Barrington could be restored within five weeks.

Torrential rainfall overwhelmed a drainage pipe beneath Lake Stone Court on June 3, causing it collapse and wash away a section of road, leaving at least 12 homes isolated. Schlachter said the county has been moving as fast as possible to evaluate the engineering issues and come up with a plan to repair the damaged dam and road. A temporary gravel road has been built to allow emergency access to the area by way of Watervale Road.

Commission Chairman Ron Cross said the project costs have been estimated between $250,000 and $500,000, but because this is an emergency contract officials won’t have a final total until the work is near completion.

Schlachter said the plan is to install a large box culvert and rebuild the road as quickly as time and weather will permit. More rain will mean more delays.

“We are going to push this contract as hard as we can,” he said. “The only thing we can’t push is Mother Nature.”

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 07/17/13 - 10:56 am
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Another "Ungodly Rain Tax" is on the way for CC.
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Another "Ungodly Rain Tax" is on the way for CC.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 07/17/13 - 10:57 am
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Ben Dover is now in charge of the CC Government.
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Ben Dover is now in charge of the CC Government.

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itsanotherday1 07/17/13 - 10:36 pm
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1/2 million dollars??? Off

1/2 million dollars??? Off the cuff I would say someone needs to look very closely at who gets the contract and who they know. Sounds pretty high to me.

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