Repairs to Stoney Creek roadways still underway, nearing completion

Published 4:50 pm Thursday, September 23, 2021

BY NIC MILLER
STAR STAFF
nic.miller@elizabethton.com

A month after heavy rainfall and flooding ravaged roads, repairs are still taking place on several roads within Stoney Creek.

“In terms of an estimated timeline for work to be completed in Stoney Creek, we are looking at around two more weeks if we have favorable weather,” said Roger Colbaugh, superintendent of Carter County Highway Department. ” I know we had some trees down around the area today, which slowed our guys down because they were working on that. So hopefully, if there are no more setbacks, we should have the roads completed soon.”

Grindstaff Hollow Road, Liberty Hollow Road, and Dry Hollow Road were heavily damaged in the Aug. 20 storms, leaving them impassable. Colbaugh warned residents earlier this month that repairs would be difficult and could take many weeks to complete.

Overall, Colbaugh said repairs are “going well.”

“Up in Liberty Hollow specifically, we have ordered three pipes that go under the road that we are going to have installed very soon,” he said. “It is also getting to the point where the shoulder washouts are almost complete, so we are going to be paving those shortly.”

Colbaugh said the county still has “to haul some shot rock and fill in a few more washed out places” before paving the roads.