September 1, 2011

Farrell Avenue collapse could cost $2 million

At the height of Sunday’s storm, a big chunk of Farrell Avenue collapsed into a ravine, causing about 50 feet of the roadway to vanish down the hill.
City officials are still trying to figure out what happened and how to fix it, but they are already sure that repairing the damage will cost $2 million or more.
Standing on the edge of the precipice with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal Wednesday, Mayor Art Ward said, "That’s what you call a sinkhole."
"That’s what you call a disaster," Blumenthal responded.
He said that a picture of the collapsed roadway will be "exhibit A" in making the case for federal aid.
"This speaks volumes about the force and the fury of the storm," Blumenthal said.  See the whole story.

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1 comment:

Paul said...

Wow, the forces of mother nature is really difficult to go up against. I do hope that the Ferrell Avenue will be remade soon, and more sturdy that it was before.