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City undertaking major street projects


Marione Martin

Fifth Street between Oklahoma Boulevard and Maple remains blocked off. The City of Alva is facing a major overhaul of that block and possibly into the next one due to a failing roadbed.

Since mid-May, Fifth Street just north of Oklahoma Boulevard has been barricaded. Alva City Business Manager Joe Don Dunham said there was a water line break at that corner on May 11. As a result of the break and ongoing issues, the base under the road has been washed away, causing the asphalt to fail.

Dunham said it wasn't quite a sinkhole, but it will require reconstructing the street for that block. However, it could be more as they won't know the extent of the damage until the repair work is started.

He said for that one block the cost is estimated to be a minimum of $30,000 for materi...

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