Plymouth Road

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Overnight update conveyed to The Chronicle by Ward 1 councilmember Sabra Briere: According to a Broadway Street neighbors group, last night (Thursday) the railroad had “road train” heavy trucks delivering 4-6-inch crushed rock into the hole. They’re trying to fill it up so that they can re-lay the track and reopen the rail line. This [photo] (by Sarah Byers) shows the cross section of the rail bed (where the railroad workers are standing), and how the uphill side could retain water.

Update from Briere after morning tour: [photo] of gravel being spread.

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  1. By Mary Morgan
    May 27, 2011 at 1:35 pm | permalink

    As of 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 27, all lanes of Plymouth Road are now reopened, according to the city.

  2. May 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm | permalink

    Crushed rock? That doesn’t seem like too solid a material to build an embankment out of. What happens with the next rain?

  3. By Rod Johnson
    May 28, 2011 at 9:32 pm | permalink

    Crushed rock is strong–the rock pieces lock together–and drains well.