By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The repairs being made to Green Drive in Trussville are happening fairly quick, according to Mayor Gene Melton.
“They’re coming along pretty quickly as long as we can keep this good weather,” Melton said earlier this week.
With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, Melton projected the repairs could be completed by the middle of December.
“That’s dependent on the weather,” he said. “So far, it’s been running pretty quick.”
Melton said walls were being poured between the barrels being installed this week. The process also includes installing steel across the top to build a deck. The footings and foundation are complete, Melton said.
The Trussville City Council in September voted to award the bid for the culvert replacement and repairs to Green Drive to Bob Smith Construction for $379,000.
The road has been closed since May, when one of the culverts collapsed due to stormwater washing away soil beneath the road next to the culverts.
The city council approved Schoel Engineering doing the engineering for the Green Drive repair at a cost of $30,600 earlier this year.
Green Drive remains closed from Norrell Drive to Trussville-Clay Road. The closed road is a popular link from Chalkville Mountain Road to Trussville-Clay Road, on which Hewitt-Trussville Middle School and the Trussville Civic Center are located.
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