A portion of Union Grove Road remains closed following heavy flooding two weeks ago that caused a huge washout over Tacket Branch.

Last week, the Marshall County Commission held an emergency meeting to discuss the road and to solicit bids for repairs.

Marshall County engineer Bob Piranda estimated the project at about $1.7 million.

“The upstream fill slope, over at this location, failed, and when it failed, it took several sections of pipe along with it,” Pirando said.

According to the plan set that dates back to 1952, there are two lines of 60 inch diameter pipes, 140 feet long, buried underneath 40 feet of earth and fill a 1 to 1 ½ slope on top of the pipes.

For more on this story please pick up a Tribune or purchase an e-edition.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.