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Repair costs to Tyrone reservoir less than expected

TYRONE, Pa. (AP) — Heavy rains from Hurricane Ivan two years ago did less damage to a reservoir than originally believed.
Repairs to the dam and spillway at the Tyrone reservoir will cost about $37,000 less than expected.
Because the repair bid came in so low, the agency will be able to make extra improvements on the other end of the 880-foot dam, said Tyrone Water Department Superintendent Gary Barr.
To fix the dam, workers will blast the spillway, remove damaged concrete, then patch it and add multiple layers of sealants. The repairs are expected to last about 50 years.
The agency budgeted $250,000 for the work, but the low bid came in at just under $213,000.