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Forward Twp. supervisors working to fix washed out road

August 23, 2019 Digital Media Exclusive

The heavy rains this spring continue to trouble officials in Forward Township, where three roads collapsed. Pictured is the damage to Critchlow School Road.

FORWARD TWP — The impact of torrential rain in May and early June continues to affect at least one township in southwest Butler County as supervisors and crews work to fix road issues.

“We lost three roads in the storms,” said Supervisor Mel Musulin.

Of those roads, Critchlow School Road remains closed. The 1.6-mile stretch of road contains fewer than 20 homes.

Musulin explained how the township must await completion and results of a required hydrological study by engineers to determine the best culvert pipe to install.

He said the supervisors are doing their due diligence in performing all the preliminary tasks — such as the hydrological study — to maximize their chances of receiving a permit from the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.

“We can’t just dig a hole and drop a pipe in the ground,” Musulin said.

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