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Hidden flaws raise cost of parking lot

Surprises under the surface of the new city hall’s parking lot mean Greenwood has to pay for more than repaving, with an unexpected price increase of $175,000.

The contractor hired to repave the parking lot discovered foundations from old homes, patches of mud and other areas under the blacktop where a layer of compacted stone wasn’t in place to support new pavement.

Also, some old concrete and stone under the asphalt was breaking, which would cause more weak areas, community development services director Mark Richards said.

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