$800,000 Construction at Roper Park
posted by: Laurann Robinson
An $800,000 construction project at R
Ben Higgins, a senior engineer with Public Works is over–seeing the project. “The creek is destabilizing right now, so it’s down–cutting, and a lot of banks sloughing off there. So what they’ll be doing is stabilizing the channel where it needs to be stabilized. And there’s also bridge abutments that are failing out there on three of four of the bridges, so they’re going to replace the abutments.”
The $800,000 project will be separated into two phases. Phase one is expected to be finished mid summer. Phase 2 will start in the fall of 2016 and should last until that following spring.
Higgins said, “we feel it’s important. If you keep on letting it go, more and more trees will fall down in the banks. It gets more unsafe for people to be near that, because there’s active bank sloughing there. And the more and more sediment you get in the streams, that’s kind of a pollutant and causes more and more problems for the natural environment.”