Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti said yesterday that he hopes the Department of Highways can get the roadway fixed once and for all on Lorraine Street.
The roadway had been repaired nearly two weeks ago, but the soft dirt underneath the road-supporting pilings eroded and caused the concrete blocks to fall.
One of the blocks fell onto a church that sits just under the falling roadway.
Nolletti said the DOH sent in an engineer this week to look at the problem. Crews were on site Thursday morning removing the large concrete pilings.
Nolletti said he hopes something can be done about the problem roadway.
"The DOH came to our rescue again and this time they sent in an engineer who looked at it and is trying to find another way to fix it," Nolletti said.
"They are talking about using steel beams to reinforce it."
The block that landed on the back of the Faith Independent Baptist Church on Pine Street knocked a hole in the wall and cracked the back of the building, which has stood there since 1939.
Nolletti said the city has insurance that will take care of the damage.
"This has been a problem since back in the 1980s," Nolletti said. "I hope they can get it fixed the right way this time."