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City Leaders In LeClaire One Step Closer To Fixing Streets


Homeowners living in The Bluffs Subdivision in Le Claire have been raising concerns about street gaps, cracks and uneven pavement for years. So to help figure out what was going on, the city hired a team of professionals to do a study on the streets using ground penetrating radars.

Months later, they just released a report of their findings and what the city can do to fix the problems.

"There will be short term fixes and long term fixes. It will take time because concrete engineering is very expensive but I think that, after reading his report that we can relieve their minds," said city council member, Judy Hartig.

According to the report, some of the long term fixes include water infiltration and lateral drains. That's to keep out any water from getting into the soils beneath the pavement which will prevent any erosion. Another fix is total pavement reconstruction.

City officials are glad to have these findings, but Hartig says this all comes with a hefty price tag.

"We're talking big bucks here and we're just going to have to sit down and really break it out and make a priority list," she said.

The issues have been ongoing for about a dozen years with just temporary fixes happening during that time. City leaders say this would be the first permanent fix.

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