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Supervisors Move Forward with Culvert Project at Recycling Center

Posted: Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at 6:25 am

A culvert replacement project got the go-ahead at Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting.

The area in question is the entrance to the drive at the Washington County Recycling Center at 2170 Lexington Boulevard in Washington. While the current piping does not immediately need to be replaced there are signs that it will need to be in the future. Washington County Engineer Jacob Thorius addressed the board about the area Tuesday, “So you guys have been talking about paving at the Recycling Center, and the question was brought up about whether or not that culvert needs to be replaced. We have looked at it and don’t feel it’s in the condition it needs to be replaced right now, but at the same time, if you’re pouring concrete and making an investment out there it doesn’t make sense to leave it, because it will need to be replaced in the future.”

There are also plans for a paving project in the area, and culvert work would need to be done first to make the development cost effective. Cost of the project with metal tubing is estimated to be a $1,600 expense to the county. No date has been set for the beginning of work.