Matt Allen uses a loader to remove asphalt along Hannah Road Sept. 7. Hannah Road is currently closed for a major construction project to replace a damaged drainage culvert and repair the bridge (U. S. Air Force photo/Sue Sapp)
Heavy equipment operators – “Dirt Boyz” from the 78th Civil Engineer Group’s horizontal shop – have been busy excavating a portion of Hannah Road. This portion of the project addresses water drainage issues, replacing three pipes under the road that have partially collapsed. (U. S. Air Force photo/Ed Aspera)
9/14/2012 - ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The Hannah Road project is underway on the east end of the base and is slated to take about two months to complete.
Heavy equipment operators - "Dirt Boyz" from the 78th Civil Engineer Group's horizontal shop - have been busy excavating a portion of the roadway since it closed Aug. 26. This portion of the project addresses water drainage issues, replacing three pipes under the road that have partially collapsed.
"This area collects water from First Street, south of the runway and behind the sanitation plant," said Wilson Jones, 78th Civil Engineer Squadron civil engineer. "As these big pipes age, we keep a close watch on them to make sure they don't fail."
There will be an estimated 100 to 150 feet of paving that will occur to remove the culvert underneath the pavement. New polyethylene pipes will be used to replace the drain pipes once they are removed. The project's estimated completion is Oct. 29.
Another part of the project is to repair around a bridge a little further south where asphalt surrounding the bridge has sunk about two inches.
Hannah Road serves as a point that connects the eastern portion of the base with nearby service areas such as the golf course and fitness center.
Motorists are urged to exercise caution around the area and to follow all road signs.