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Progress continues along Long Point Road between Hollister and Pech with promising improvements for the surrounding community, said Mahmoud Salehi. Salehi is a principal with the engineering firm of Cobb Fendley which has had an integral role in the project.

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To date, construction crews have substantially completed the majority of the proposed 16-inch water main and connections along the project route, he said. About a quarter of the proposed storm appurtenances––sewer pipes, boxes, manholes and Stage 1 inlets––have been installed. Additionally, about 25 percent of the proposed gravity wastewater lines, manholes and leads are completed, as well.

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The existing bridge railing over Buttermilk Creek has been removed to make room for the proposed 20-foot bridge widening and other tasks related to the widening have been completed, Salehi added.

“This work includes bridge foundation work comprised of drilled shafts and erection of the concrete columns to support the bridge expansion,” he said.

The road base has also been prepared to receive reinforcing for the proposed pavement, he added.