BARRE - Mill Road off Pleasant Street near the Petersham town line remains closed to vehicle traffic, and ownership of the dam at the north end of Gaston Pond has yet to be determined, but one cause of concern - blocked culverts
- has been alleviated.
The flooding is thought to have been caused water build-up in a culvert
Staff and volunteers are now finding and clearing these culverts
Take at least one photo at the footer of each culvert
(Consultant will not have to collect
In many situations, various methods of trenchless construction can rehabilitate failing culverts
and installing new culvert
pipes prevents making a deep excavation across a roadway, an option usually considered unacceptable because of the disruption of traffic it would cause.
Replace Terrace Lane Culvert
of Northeast Branch: Replace three 36" x 54" corrugated metal pipe culverts
with 12' wide open bottom box culvert
with concrete headwall;
Unfortunately, once installed, culverts
often are out of sight and out of mind.
The Environment Agency identified blocked culverts
, ground gradients preventing flood drainage, factors surrounding the estate's link road, and heavily saturated ground as all contributing to the devastating damage.
opened a passage to upstream habitat on three creeks that was effectively blocked by the old pipes.
Soon after an officer arrived, a large section of roadway collapsed into a sinkhole, formed when a culvert
gave way, according to William A.
So much for the council dealing with blocked culverts
equate to higher costs than are necessary to do the job effectively, especially for construction materials such as concrete.