Lebanon, N.H., now has a long-term reconstruction plan after flooding ravaged part of the town this summer.
Today, Slayton Hill Road looks very similar to how floodwaters left it after the early July storm. Huge sections of pavement are washed away and driveways remain buckled. The city is working to make the road passable for the winter.
The long-term plan includes widening the culverts along the road, which will cut into residents' properties. Those we spoke with who are living through the disaster welcome the changes.
"Widening the ditches on the side, even if it means taking some of our land was one of the things on my list that I thought ought to be considered. So, I was glad to see it on their agenda and give us a chance to look at the plans and things of that type. And to also know that they are going to come around and visit us," said Earl Jette, who lives on Slayton Hill Road.
City officials plan to tour the damaged road in the next few weeks to address specific concerns of individual property owners. A final plan for road reconstruction will need to be approved by the City Council.