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Street repairs focus of city council meeting

The Clarendon Enterprise of Clarendon, Texas

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The City of Clarendon is faced with spending tens of thousands of dollars on West Third Street to prevent future flood damage.

Engineer Clayton Scales presented aldermen with options for dealing with heavy runoff on the street between Bugbee Avenue and

Allen Street when the city council met May 28.

That section of Third Street was just recently paved and edged with rollover gutters to allow people to continue to park in the city's right of way. But heavy rains have been washing fill from behind the new gutters and carrying rocks and other debris which then damage the street surface.

Part of the problem is the tremendous runoff that comes from much of the west side of town, through the public school's practice field, and then rushes onto and down Third.

City aldermen approved authorizing Scales and KSA Engineers to perform topographic and boundary surveys of the area as well as a drainage study for approximately $16,000. Early estimates from Scales for improvements to just the south side of Third Street ranged from $50,000 to $60,000.



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Original Publication Date: June 4, 2015



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