Lubbock homes in danger due to sinking street - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/9/10

Lubbock homes in danger due to sinking street

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Thursday, we told you some homes in the 98th and Elkhart area in Southwest Lubbock could be in danger since the street is settling and sinking.

Friday, Lubbock mayor Tom Martin says the houses near there are safe, and that demolishing any would be a last resort. "If we have to purchase the homes, we probably have to demolish the homes and then go in and do the soil testing and maybe have to redo some excavate, again we don't know at this point, but it's possible we have to excavates this area then re-compact it to where it would be suitable for re-develop in the future," said Mayor Martin.

That portion of 98th Street is sinking and cracking because of the improper placement of a sanitary sewer line, more than a decade ago. But this is the third time in several years that there have been problems with sections of that road.

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