City of Leeds begins street repair project today

A street repair project begins today, according to an announcement on the City of Leeds’ website.

The project at Presidents Street and Tramway Court has been on hold due to past weather concerns during the winter as well as the relocation of utility.

The city announcement says: “The City is no different than any other entity in the fact that it must wait on such things as utility relocation (you will notice a new power pole in place at the site which was relocated from the work area); utility conflicts – a Spire Energy line is in place at the same depth as the new drainage pipe will be placed, this matter had to be resolved; and of course the weather – as the work is occurring in a drainage area that serves a significant drainage basin, this fact coupled with the unusually wet winter has played havoc with scheduling for this project.”

The city also announced that storm inlet covers will be updated. Previously the city had used metal lids but stopped because of the costs as well as problems with theft.

“Regrettably, certain recycling facilities will accept these items – which is illegal – and pay cash to the criminals who steal the covers,” the announcement stated.

A page for reporting concerns regarding such issues is available on the city’s website.

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