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Roads in Hilltop Subdivision May Cost $10 Million to Repair

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Draper officials say substandard work may have caused new roads through the hilltop Suncrest development to sink and crack.

Questions about the likelihood of landslides have plagued the development, but officials say they originally thought heavy truck traffic or weather could be to blame for the road problems.

But an initial study has shown claylike material under the roads could be to blame.

The oldest of the roads are only seven years old, some were built last year.

The developer says all the roads except one now belong to the city and it could be Draper's responsibility to fix them.

The city also inspected the roads and approved plans before they were built.

It could cost $10 million to repair the damage.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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