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Another corrugated pipe in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council last week authorized Mayor Gene Melton to hire Milam and Company to repair a corrugated pipe on Yvonne Street on the south side of the city.

Melton called it an “emergency order,” and Milam and Company will be paid to repair the pipe on a time and equipment use basis.

Melton said he wasn’t yet sure how much it would cost to fully repair the area.

A Trussville historical marker
file photo by Ron Burkett

The city of Trussville hasn’t been a stranger to road repairs recently. Green Drive was closed from May 2013 to January due to a collapsed culvert because of stormwater washing away soil beneath the road. Bob Smith Construction repaired the issue for $379,000.

Also last year, the city spent $56,800 with Milam and Company to repair a collapsed drainage pipe 38 feet below the surface in front of Chevron on Chalkville Mountain Road. The gaping hole near Service Road and Chalkville Mountain Road was declared a public safety emergency prior to its repairing.

Melton said last week that the rehabilitation of North Chalkville Road between Rock Ridge Avenue and Hewitt Street is “going good.” Dunn Construction is performing the work for $517,911.43.

The roadbed of North Chalkville Road is in poor shape, which causes the wear surface not to hold up. The design is to rebuild the road entirely, including the base, the binder course that secures the base and the seal coat, as well as curb and gutter repair and sidewalk repair. Melton said some dead trees will be taken down during the completion of the project.

One block will be repaired at a time so that detours can be taken, Melton said. The goal is to re-open this stretch of road before school begins in August.

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