King Kong Slowed

After shivering for several days in freezing temperatures topped off with much needed moisture, King Kong seems to continue losing speed in his bid to wreck havoc around town due to the weather. Rains, settling in this past week, have again slowed the progress of the major water and sewer project, dubbed King Kong.

Crews continued with their progress along South Daugherty Street in front of Eastland Memorial Hospital and, despite the muddy conditions, should have crossed Plummer Street on Friday. Work will travel on south to Valley Street where the crews will turn west and head to Dixie.

In other areas work continues on North College, aka Hwy. 3101, with complete tie-ins and disinfection expected in the next few days.

Along South Seaman new lines have been pulled and crews will be performing tie-ins, followed by disinfection with a planned completion in about three weeks.

BIG news will be the start Monday of the dismantling of the small standpipe (water tower) located atop Park Hill. This work will lead to the installation of a new, taller tower with completion sometime in early 2011 followed by the removal of the remaining large standpipe.

Please remember when travelling in these ‘construction’ areas to be on the alert and watch for crew members as well as heavy equipment.

Residents and businesses in the areas are also reminded water service interruptions may be necessary at times during the work.

For questions or comments please contact Eastland City Hall at 629-3349.