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July 16, 2014

Collin Street work hits gas snag

Corsicana — There was a little boggle in the construction work on Collin at 24th Street Wednesday morning when the crew hit a gas line, shutting down progress while it was repaired.

“One of the operators lost his bearings and scraped one of the gas lines,” said Terry Franks, streets director for the City of Corsicana.

The work on the intersection is part of a larger project to fix drainage and pavement on Collin, one of a dozen street projects being paid for by bonds. The Collin Street work will extend from 20th to 31st streets. The eastern end is almost done, and only the farthest end is untouched.

The crucial Collin and 24th Street intersection sits over a stormwater capture system that connects to a ditch on 24th. The construction supervisors chose this particular moment in time because traffic is a little lighter on 24th while school is out.

“That’s our goal is to have 24th back open once school starts,” Franks said.

School in Corsicana is set to start on Aug. 25. The intersection work is scheduled to be completed the first week in August, depending on weather.

“Right now, they’ve got all the storm drain installed. They’re finishing up the last bit of pipe, then they’ll have to come back and build the drain boxes and start the street portion of it. That’s one busy little block there.”

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Janet Jacobs may be reached via email at jjacobs@corsicanadailysun.com.

 

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