Is this situation with culverts happening anywhere else?

Yes. Old Salisbury Road – a heavily traveled artery that serves neighborhoods on the south side of town – has been closed since March 2021 due to a failing culvert. That project ais also on an indefinite delay due to the lack of a replacement. However, it currently does not qualify for an emergency procurement declaration. Other streets affected by the same issue include Robbins Road, as discussed above, and Long Drive, which also was closed for a protracted period.

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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?