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Work to begin on slip

CHESAPEAKE— A permanent fix for a weekend landslip at the 1-mile marker on County Road 32 will be put on hold until the slip on the same road from October gets fixed a mile further.

“What we’re doing is making it passable because we can’t close it in both directions,” Lawrence County Engineer Doug Cade said. “The slip from October has gotten worse and the contractor is starting the repair on that (Monday).”

The small slip was impassable but has been temporarily fixed with gravel while the large slip undergoes repair.

“We’ve been monitoring it for two or three months, so we knew it was coming,” Cade said. “We put gravel down temporarily. It’s been moving so fast, we felt like stone was the best option until we can get a permanent fix. Where the large slip is, the road will be closed for 60 days while it gets repaired.”

Cade also said the county assisted the village in cleaning up the small landslip on Park Drive late last week.