Crews in Hamburg are digging up a section of Hampton Brook Drive that washed away in a rainstorm on July 9.
“We’re going to have the road blocked for three to four hours while laying new pipe,” Hamburg Town Highway Superintendent Tom Best said Monday morning. “Hopefully, it will be done before tomorrow.”
Best said a 5-foot diameter pipe will replace three 12-inch pipes that had been laid under the road. Stone will be placed on top of the pipe, and the 18-foot-wide section of the road is to be paved Tuesday.
Still to be determined is what fund the money for the emergency repair will come from, the paving fund or the bridge fund. Best wants it to come out of the bridge fund, since it is a culvert, so he can pave more roads this summer. The Town Board suggested he use some of the money from the paving fund.
Best said he estimates the job will cost $30,000 to $50,000.