Residents of Lorraine Street in Logan will be getting their street fixed, and fixed correctly, according to Mayor Serafino Nolletti.
During the March 15 storm, the City of Logan had four slide-ins; one on Lorraine Street, two on Upper High Street and a large one at Wilson Camp.
“We hired Triad Engineering to fix these slides,” said Nolletti. “It will be paid through FEMA.”
Lorraine Street had been the victim of slippage previously, and the W.Va. Department of Highways had attempted to repair the street.
“They tried,” said Nolletti. “They should have known that the ground underneath wasn’t stable.”
Nolletti said Triad Engineering will do core drilling to locate a solid foundation for the repair.
“They’re going to core drill to make sure there is something solid to pile drive on,” said Nolletti. “Hopefully the pile drive wall will stop the slide.”
Nolletti said the engineering studies for the four studies from Triad Engineering total more than $122,000.
“We had a lot of damage in the March 15th storm,” said Nolletti. “A lot of people don’t know because it was out of the way.”
Nolletti said four homes in Wilson Camp were severely damaged from a large slide also occurring on March 15 and that the repair estimate was close to one million dollars.
Code Enforcement Officer Ray Perry said it would be more cost effective to purchase the houses and have the families relocated.
“It’s because is so huge,” said Perry.
“We’re in the process now of getting appraisals done on the houses,” said Nolletti.