Gatesville: Roof repairs at courthouse snarl downtown traffic

The whole of 7th Street between Main Street and Leon Street was closed to parking Wednesday because the large size of the crane required most of the space just to operate. (Photo by Paul J. Gately)
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GATESVILLE, Texas (KWTX) A huge crane that’s being used in the effort to repair the roof of the Coryell County Courthouse took up a whole downtown block Wednesday forcing some traffic detours.

“We were having rain come into the roof around the dome and needed to get it fixed,” County Judge Roger Miller said.

The work was slowed a bit when the county and the construction company were forced to renegotiate their contract, but now that’s done and work has begun, Miller said.

The whole of 7th Street between Main Street and Leon Street was closed to parking Wednesday because the large size of the crane required most of the space just to operate.

Miller said the project is valued at about $50,000 and most of the work should be done by the end of the week.