August 9th , 2013 10:52 am Leave a comment

While fix for Browns Branch flooding found, more roadways in need of repairs

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Photo by Brandon Hicks

This drainage tile was removed from Browns Branch Road and replaced with a new one to help improve flooding problems.

While a problem with one county roadway appears to have been solved, the bigger picture of flooded county roads remains a focus of concern.

Twice last month, Paul Campbell, a resident of Browns Branch Road in Hampton, approached the county to ask for assistance replacing a road tile that he and other residents felt was too small to accommodate the floodwaters that persisted throughout July.

Earlier this week, after the tile had been purchased by a private citizen, the highway department performed the installation at Campbell’s request.

“I just wanted to make sure it got done in a timely manner and we got this thing fixed,” Campbell said. “The county did come, and it looks like everything on that side of the road is fixed. I’m very appreciative.”

But County Commissioner Joel Street, who helped facilitate the tile purchase, said there are many more problems that require the county’s attention.

Even on Browns Branch.

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