Weracoba Creek repairs to begin at start of next year

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Repairs for Weracoba Creek are expected to begin next year.  City engineers say an old retaining wall that’s 50 to 60 years old is failing.

Director of Engineering Donna Newman says this damage happened during last year’s flooding in December.  Cones have been blocking off a portion of a land on Cherokee Avenue by Weracoba Creek since last December.

Newman expects construction to start at the beginning of next year.

“Certainly use caution because there will be active construction.  Likely there will be additional lanes closed off during that time.  It’ll probably be down to two lanes of traffic.  Just like any construction zone watch for people, equipment,” she said.

Newman expects construction to take three months.  She says FEMA will reimburse the city for part or all of the project.

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