Park Manager Reports Delay in Culvert Repair
June 18, 2015
From Rick Dalton, Park Manager –
While removing the silt/rocks from the culvert it was discovered that the remaining section of the culvert is not intact. Yesterday it was discovered that a few of the large stones are missing and there is some bulging exhibited. It was beneficial that we added the removal of the debris to the project and were able to access and inspect the rest of the culvert. It could have possibly collapsed when backfill would have been placed over it.
The plan is to expose as much of the remainder of the culvert and extend the area to be covered by the steel plates. This includes additional excavation, extending the concrete footers and ordering additional plates. The contractor was instructed to provide an estimate for the additional work and additional funding needs to be secured. The lead time on the plates is four to six weeks so the trail connection and water flow will be delayed.
This delay is certainly not good news but I wanted keep you informed.