Portion of Campbell Street to be closed due to culvert replacement

A portion of Campbell Street will be closed next week due to a culvert being replaced.

The culvert is located where Cox Creek flows under Campbell Street, near the intersection of Head Street and Campbell Street, said city administrator Tom O’Bryant. The work should start on Aug. 13 and will continue through Aug. 31, weather permitting. Work will be done on Campbell Street from the intersection with Head Street to the intersection with Helton Road.

During a meeting on Monday, Aug. 5, O’Bryant said the culvert has rusted out and is beginning to collapse.

“Actually, you can go and see the water enter the culvert on the upstream side and it’s actually draining underneath the culvert on the downstream side, it’s not even going out of the culvert,” O’Bryant said. “It’s rusted out and because it’s washing, the road is collapsing and with these big storms we’ve been having, it’s really been collapsing. Public works put some gravel up underneath the road and it still continues to kind of collapse down.”

Because of this, they need to address the issue immediately because it could collapse anytime. O’Bryant said because of all the rain lately they had trouble finding someone who could do the work right away, but were able to get two quotes from Square Deal Enterprises of Sautee Nacoochee.

Square Deal submitted two proposals, one for $61,125 to replace the galvanized pipe, and one for $89,477 for a precast box culvert. O’Bryant recommended the precast box culvert because of growth and development expected in that area. With the development there will be more storm water and this type of culvert will be more stable for the road and banks.

For more information, contact Cleveland City Hall at 706-865-2017.


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