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Crumbling new sidewalks in Grand Coulee may require big fix, legal work


A sidewalk on Main Street exhibits "spalling," one of the problems under contention with the new walkways. - Jacob Wagner photo

Nearly new sidewalks that Grand Coulee had installed in 2015 are already cracking and crumbling, a situation that could require time in court to work out.

Grand Coulee's city council voted at their Feb. 19 meeting to have their lawyer send a letter to Travellers Insurance, which insures Davenport-based Halme Builders, who installed the sidewalks.

The 2015 project to install new sidewalks and gutters on Federal Avenue and Main Street cost $407,816.53, paid for with money from a state Transportation Improvement Board grant, City Clerk Lorna Pearce said.

Don Tulloch and Mike Meskimen of Gray...

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