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Storm sewer issues cause delays for Bessemer project


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BESSEMER — The city of Bessemer’s water and sewer project is running behind schedule as a result of “quite a few” storm sewer issues on Galena Street, according to Kelly Heidbrier, an engineer with C2AE.

“Overall, we are running a couple weeks behind from the original schedule,” Heidbrier told the city council during its regular meeting on Monday. “We’re constantly having to repair problems over there and it’s becoming costly.”

He cited a “Bessemer special” structure that they had just come across. The structure was made up of railroad rails with conc...