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Fixing a hole in La Salle

For the past few weeks, the city of La Salle has had a cone out to mark this deep indentation at the manhole cover at Second and Marquette streets, as new pavement was put in and was higher than the manhole cover. La Salle superintendent of public works Jeff Bumgarner said the paving contractor used equipment today to drill a round hole, put in some spacers to raise the level of the manhole cover to get rid of the man-made pothole that could tear up a car suspension. Bumgarner said other trouble spots should be fixed by next week. He said if other communities have similar bumps at manholes, they likely are at manholes that are made from brick, which is a much more complicated fix.

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