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March 26, 2013

Pothole-pocked Murans Court slated for $65K repaving project

TERRE HAUTE — The residents of Murans Court in Terre Haute will soon be living in another world — or so it might seem to them.

Currently, the half-dozen or so homes on the little-known northside neighborhood, are accessible only by a badly deteriorated road, full of potholes on a scale rarely seen anywhere in the city — or in the developed world for that matter.

On Monday, the Terre Haute Board of Public Works and Safety approved plans by the City of Terre Haute to repave the street, which is only about 150 yards in length and connects to North Seventh Street north of the Cross Tabernacle and south of Fort Harrison Road.

“It’s a mess,” said Chuck Ennis, city engineer, speaking of the short roadway, formerly a private drive originally built about 50 years ago by a private developer.

The total repaving project will cost the city about $65,000, Ennis said.

“I’m surprised this Volkswagen hasn’t gotten lost in one of the potholes,” said Jared Brentlinger, who was driving his Beetle into Murans Court on Monday afternoon to visit family. The rough roadway has cost him a muffler, he said.

Tim Livers, a resident of the neighborhood, said efforts have been under way for nearly three years to get something done about the road. For decades, the roadway was privately owned so it was not the city’s responsibility to fix it. It remains marked with a sign stating “private drive,” although the city has recently obtained ownership.

The city agreed to take over maintenance of the road if the residents agreed to give up their ownership of it, Livers said. Some had to give up as much as a half-acre of property, he said.

“It was just to the point where something had to be done,” Livers said, adding that pizza delivery and parcel delivery drivers will be among those very appreciative of the new road.

The city will seek quotes for the project soon and should have them back within three weeks, Ennis said. Within about six weeks the repaving should be set to begin, he said.

Reporter Arthur Foulkes can be reached at 812-231-4232 or arthur.foulkes@

tribstar.com.



 

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