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Meeting Scheduled for Basin City Landslide Repairs

BASIN CITY, Wash.- Plans are finally being made for repairs on a mudslide that's been blocking Road 170 just west of Basin City since May, and Franklin County is looking for your input.

The County is holding a meeting Thursday at Basin City Elementary.

They'll present three new options for the road, how they'll fix irrigation damage and explain why it's taken so long to get things going.

Mud covers road 170 near Basin City, now the county is proposing three replacement options.

The first option involves replacing the road where it was, either by digging out or building over the top of the slide.

Options two and three involve going around slide, either right on the edge, or improving existing roads as a detour.

Road 170 is one of the main roads through the area, and getting it back up is important for area agriculture.

The slide also covered a main irrigation ditch for local farmers.

Temporary repairs have been made, now a permanent solution is in the works.

It's been a long process, but for some, knowing it's getting done is enough.

No permanent decisions will be made until after the public's been given a chance to comment on things.

If you'd like to go to the meeting, it's Thursday night from 6:30 to 8:00 in the Basin City Elementary School Gym.