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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The barricades that have become part of the downtown Cherokee scenery on a two-block section of South Second Street (U.S. Highway 59), just south of Main Street, for several weeks were removed on Tuesday after a failed attempt by Century Link to lay a high-speed cable line on the east side of the street south from alley to alley.

According to City Hall, the directional boring task to accommodate the new underground line failed, due to impassable obstacles underground, which forced Century Link to delay the work while trying to figure out a 'Plan B'.

City Administrator Don Eikmeier explained that he was told the line couldn't be successfully bored, so the barricades would be coming down as soon as the trenches that had been dug were patched and the roadway returned to normal.

The new line reportedly was to have serviced associated cable lines in the area.

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