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#1 i like squirrels

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 04:23 PM

Anyone else wondering about this ?  There seems to be a recurrent problem of certain streets around town where I keep noticing the pavement keeps sinking, and the streets dept. just keep patching. Sink..patch..sink..patch.

 What is going on?

There is one spot in particular where it just seems ridiculous that it just keeps happening. The road just before the dogleg in front of the Circle K on Plank Rd. This thing has sunk and been patched ( with heavy steel plate at the moment) at least 3 times in the past 2 years.

Is there a sinkhole under there or something?? Broken watermain causing a washout? Seems that whatever gets done to it, it just keeps coming back like a bad penny.

 


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#2 averageguy

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 05:45 PM

that would be because our politicians put more money in their pockets than in the city.



#3 Kevin Vissing

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 07:47 PM

Generally it's a defective sewer pipe. The soil is swallowed by the hole in a sewer pipe. I've noticed many of these lately. Several have been repaired lately.
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Posted 19 January 2016 - 06:45 AM

One of the worst spots of any road in town is Market between Mulberry and Pearl, right by our new park. You would think they would have fixed that after completing the ramp construction.
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#5 Woodslover

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Posted 26 January 2016 - 09:48 AM

Could be a number of issues.  Paved over land that was filled, failing pipes under the road, or even the Karst Topography of our region!






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