The Lincoln County Board of Highway Commissioners took up the question again of repairs to McCannon Street in Pioche as it runs along

Highway commissioners are considering evaluation of the rock wall that supports part of McCannon Street. (Rachel Williford photo)

The Lincoln County Board of Highway Commissioners took up the question again of repairs to McCannon Street in Pioche as it runs along from behind the Bank Club on Main Street to Newark Street.

Pioche Public Utilities manager Nate Adams has reported to the Commission before the rock wall supporting parts of the roadway is deteriorating and cracks are beginning to show in the asphalt. He said collapse of the roadway is possible.

There are other places around town that are in need of repair Adams told the board last April, including Hillside, Tank Road, Ely Street, Hoffman, Fourth North, Gold Street, Frenchie, Highland, and the corners of Cedar and Meadow Valley, and Airport and Lee Drive.

Adams said he has met with Gem Services who have made a proposal of $2,250 to do a fact-finding study, evaluate the situation and give recommendations to the Town Board. He said sample holes needed to be drilled by the city, whereby pictures could be taken and tests made.

Adams made a request the Board might help in paying for the work. About a 600-foot section of the road is effected. However, he did say engineers have told him the possibility of the problem looking worse than it really is, but Adams said he didn’t want to rest on that alone.

The money requested would only be for the evaluation studies, not for engineering or construction costs, which would be determined later.

Road Supervisor Shane Cheeney said he thought the project would likely end up being expensive.

Highway board chair Paul Donohue said he, Cheeney, and Commissioner Katschke would look at the department budget and see where money for the fact-finding study might come from.