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WATER ISSUE COMPLICATES WERNLE ROAD'S CONDITION

(Richmond, IN)--As streets go in Richmond, Wernle Road is as bad as it gets.  The area between South 13th and 23rd is peppered with potholes and missing layers of pavement.  Georgia McCullough, who lives on Wernle, presented Richmond Common Council with a petition Monday night .  "Make the repair and resurfacing of Wernle Road a priority project," McCullough requested of Council.  But it’s not as simple as just paving it.  There are new, underlying water issues.  T.L. Bosell explained the issue to members of Common Council.  "The water company went through and put in water lines.  I'm not saying anything happened, but somehow the drainage pipe that was in there got damaged," Bosell said.  Further complicating repairs is a right-of-way issue.  Wernle Road is on a list of areas to be repaired on a new contract awarded to Milestone Paving.  Repairs of Wernle Road appear to be at least a month away.

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