What options have you considered?

The original culvert comprised two metal pipes, each 54 inches (4 1/2 feet) in diameter. Originally, the city hoped to replace them with a single pipe 84 inches (seven feet) in diameter. That would have to be made of corrugated steel and is not available. Next the city looked at again using two 54-inch culverts. Again the shortage of corrugated steel has rendered these unavailable for now. The city also looked at using two 54-inch concrete culverts. They are not being produced, either. The city will also consider using aluminum pipe, but given its experience using aluminum for another project (described below), this would be its last choice. 

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1. Why didn’t the city wait until the new culvert was on hand before tearing up the road?
2. Isn’t there some temporary solution that can be implemented for the time being?
3. Do you have any idea how long will it take before the road is reopened?
4. What options have you considered?
5. Why can’t the city use multiple smaller, standard-size pipes in lieu of a one or two custom-made pipes?
6. Why is the city reluctant to install an aluminum culvert?
7. Now that the emergency procurement declaration has been signed, how long will it take to complete the project and reopen the street?
8. Why did the city wait so long to invoke the emergency authorization process?
9. If the issue is a shortage of replacement pipe, how does the emergency procurement process help bring the project to a quicker completion?
10. Is this situation with culverts happening anywhere else?