The retaining wall project in Weracoba Creek around the 3200 block of Cherokee Avenue, which has caused periodic lane closures in the area, has about another month to go, according to Deputy City Manager David Arrington.
The failing wall is being replaced in three sections, Arrington said. The first section has been completed and the footings for the second section have been poured. When the section is complete, the contractor will pour footings, then the final wall section, Arrington said.
While the work is on the far side of the creek, it has been necessary to close the right southbound lane at times, which will continue to be the case, he said. The lane is always left open at night.
Earth-Scapes Inc. of Phenix City is the contractor, having submitted the low bid of $656,700 in September.
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The contract calls for the company not only to replace the failing sections of the retaining wall, but to restore pavement markings, install of guard rails and complete concrete hardscapes work.
In January of 2012, a smaller section of the retaining wall just south of the current work failed and had to be repaired at a cost of about $75,000, according to city documents.