City of Longview Public Works employees began clearing debris from Iron Bridge Creek Street Tuesday as part of an effort to improve drainage in the area. Over the next several weeks, the city will remove trash and cut vegetation from the creek area between Buchanan and 12th Street.
Iron Bridge Creek meanders through a southeastern portion of Longview and has been an area of concern for some residents. The cleanup project focuses on the beginning portion of the creek that is mostly wooded. To conduct the cleanup, the City first had to acquire temporary easements from the adjacent property owners in order to gain access.
According to Mayor Jay Dean, “We realize that this type of cleanup is not a long-term solution. In the short-term though, cleaning the creek and removing vegetation should make a considerable difference.”
From City of Longview