Buxton, Construction, Environment

Mendenhall Creek culvert replacement in Buxton postponed to 2022

West Fork Dairy Creek in Buxton on April 23, 2021, a few feet from where Mendenhall Creek joins the larger Dairy Creek tributary. Photo: Chas Hundley

Construction projects may abound in Buxton and Manning this summer, but area residents can plan for one less after a project under Highway 26 near Fisher Road has been postponed to 2022.

The project to replace a failing culvert where Mendenhall Creek passes under Highway 26 with a bridge was originally scheduled to begin this summer, but not anymore.

"We didn’t get the bids that we thought on the project. We will give it another try later this year in anticipation for construction next year," said Lou Torres . . .

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