Hannibal Street Department personnel were working to repair a street on the city’s South Side Thursday morning.

While many road crews across northeast Missouri are busy at this time of year dealing with potholes, a Hannibal Street Department crew was undertaking a larger project Thursday morning on the city’s South Side.

The crew was working near the crest of a hill on Walnut Street, west of Cypress Street and east of Beech Street.

At close to 9 a.m. Walnut Street was blocked to through traffic by a backhoe and a dump truck which had hauled gravel to the scene for use on the repair project.

At one point a tape measure was utilized to check the depth of the area that would later be filled with asphalt.

Thursday’s work was reportedly in a location where the Board of Public Works had previously made a utility repair.


Reach reporter Danny Henley at danny.henley@courierpost.com .