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Plant City to look at Timberlane Drive deterioration

PLANT CITY - Sections of the main road through Walden Lake are cracking, prompting a city review to see what's causing the damage. City crews will inspect Timberlane Drive and try to determine why portions are cracking and showing other problems, City Manager Greg Horwedel said. The road through the city's largest development was resurfaced eight years ago, and the city expected the asphalt to last at least 20 years. "We need to get out there and do something soon," Horwedel said. Alternative periods of drought and heavy rains over the last few years may be to blame, but the road needs a good look to pinpoint the problem or problems, he said.
The city has about $1 million available next fiscal year for resurfacing, and Horwedel is trying to decide which roads need the most immediate attention. He told city commissioners at an Aug. 13 meeting that the budget is enough to resurface about 10 lane miles a year and he always has to juggle the many roads that need work.

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