Road Project May Be Delayed


By Sarah Cantey

One of the ATRIP, or state program, road projects in Pike County could prove to be a much larger project than originally anticipated.

A portion of Elm Street is consistently flooding with heavy rain. That's because a culvert is 50 years old and needs to be replaced. The project will cost more than $1.3 million.
And because of a traffic study, the original plan of replacing it with a smaller culvert might not meet federal requirements. That may push the timeline back. 
Also, crews need to fix pipes under the busy George Wallace Drive. They are eroding and caused a sink hole. 
Jason Reeves, Troy Mayor said,  "We are doing our very best and I know it's a real hassle."
Rebecca Wilkes said, "I know they have to have time frame on a lot of this but hopefully it will be fixed soon."
The mayor says they are trying to be optimistic that construction on Elm Street will be done by the end of the year, but if the larger wide bridge needs to be put in, then that time frame
is not as realistic. 
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