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Sinkhole Repairs Wrapping Up in Grass Valley

Repairs to the ‘Grass Valley Sinkhole’ are almost done, but Hurricane Harvey may actually have a small effect on the project. Interim City Manager Tim Kiser says they are installing new steel-lined pipe through the culvert, and encasing it with concrete that’s six inches thick…

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Kiser says they are on target to have the work done before their October deadline, which is when it could start raining again. The City of Grass Valley will be reimbursed by the federal government for most of the cost of the project, but Kiser says aid to Houston and Hurricane Harvey victims might slow that down…

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The total cost of the repairs has been estimated at one-point-two million dollars. The culvert near Freeman Lane and Highway 49 to Little Wolf Creek started leaking water, which caused the ground nearby to give way back in January.


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