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July 27, 2013

Road getting 5-year fix

CLINTON — The speed limit sign posted on Harrison Drive says 30 miles per hour. But residents that live along the road wouldn't dare push it past 20 over the pot holes, dips and general disrepair.

"You can't go 30 miles an hour on that road," resident Roy Seymour said. "Anybody that goes 30 miles per hour on that road takes their life into their own hands."

Maneuvering from one side of the road to the next to avoid damaging their cars could be behind the residents and street travelers. Harrison Drive will likely get a temporary fix this fall until the street can be completely reconstructed.

City Engineer Jason Craft told members of the City Services Committee on Wednesday the road is on the roster to be reconstructed with curb, gutter and storm sewer in 2018 as part of the pavement management program. He said with the pothole-ridden condition of the road, something needs to be done sooner.

"The road needs help now. While we can't bump that forward it would just throw a wrench into the whole pavement management program, but we can do something that has about five years of life," Craft said.

In April, more than 25 residents from the 1500 to 1800 block of Harrison Drive filed a petition with the city, calling the street nearly impassible. At the time, the residents asked the city to fix the street or close it to through traffic until it could be repaired.

Seymour started the petition. After living on the street for 30 years and watching heavy trucks pummel the pavement, he felt it was time for the city to repair it.

"Our road is well-travelled, but it's not maintained," he said.

The city will lay a 1-inch thick asphalt overlay on Harrison Drive from South 14th Street to South 19th Street, which will cost nearly $40,000.

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