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Broken Arrow Retaining Wall Damage Closes Busy Retail-Area Road

Broken Arrow Retaining Wall Damage Closes Busy Retail-Area Road

Newson6.com
Wednesday, July 17th 2019, 6:31 PM CDT
By: Erick Payne

BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma - One section of busy Broken Arrow road will likely be closed for several more months.

Heavy rainfall in May severely damaged the retaining wall next to Hillside Drive, which is near Bass Pro Shops. That part of Hillside Drive has been closed since May when heavy rain buckled the retaining wall, curb and pavement.

Engineers also found a significant void behind the wall. Their drone video shows land above the wall sliding down.

"Frankly I'm surprised it's still standing," Broken Arrow Director of Engineering and Construction Alex Mills told councilors at Tuesday's meeting.

"This obviously has a history of groundwater problems," Mills said... FULL ARTICLE

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