Road work almost done in one Tomahawk neighborhoodSubmitted: 08/13/2019
Devin Biggs
Devin Biggs
Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter

Road work almost done in one Tomahawk neighborhood
TOMAHAWK - A construction project in one area of Tomahawk will wrap up this week. It should fix flooding and erosion issues in the area.

A new normal will begin in one Tomahawk neighborhood after almost two years of construction. The project was broken down into three phases, with phase one being completed last year.

"So phases two and three this year we wanted to finish up," said Tomahawk Public Works Director John Cole. "Basically we put in some storm sewer structures that tied into phase one."

The neighborhoods are located at Kings Hill Drive, King Road, and River Lane. Amongst other issues, erosion was causing problems for people living in the area.

"We did a storm water evaluation some years back," said Cole. "We knew that this was one of the areas that we needed to fix right away. Again we had a 48-inch culvert that had basically collapsed under the road."

The project mostly ran on time.

"Phases two and three we didn't have a lot of delays," said Cole. "Basically it was just getting the contractors lined up."

Residents were able to get in and out of their neighborhoods without much trouble.

"I knew it was going to be nice," said resident John Hale. "It wasn't an inconvenience. They accommodated everyone."

This improvement will help down the road.

"It's going to be really nice. Especially during thawing in the spring and the rainy season," said Hale.

Cole appreciates everyone's patience while work went on.

"You know I want to thank the residents because it has been a couple project that we've been working and I know, anytime you're been in neighborhood for a couple of years, certainly that, you know, it gets everybody a little bit frustrated," said Cole.

Public Works will do some final work on the project this week. They should have everything completed before the weekend.

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