WHAT IS IT? A section of Lyon Street at Maple Avenue was closed earlier this week so that work could be started on the installation of a storm water retention system.

Work on Holy Family Church’s new parish center in Hannibal has spilled out into Lyon Street. A block of the eastbound thoroughfare was closed earlier this week so that a storm water retention system, which will serve the parish center, could be installed.
“We have to have an underground retention system so they’re working backwards from their hook-in,” said Janice Rupp of Holy Family Church. “Then they’re going to dig up the lower parking lot, that’s where the underground storm water retention system is.”
The installation of such a system is mandated by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and thus is required for all new structures of a certain size by the city of Hannibal.
“If they can get the storm water retention system in then they can backfill and begin pouring the lower parking lot, but that’s going to be a few weeks from now, if the weather holds,” said Rupp.
It is not known how long the installation process will take.