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Hope Mills Dam Construction To Take Longer Than Expected

Posted January 21, 2004 3:02 a.m. EST

— It is going to take a little longer than expected to repair the dam at Hope Mills Lake.

Engineers plan to present a final design by March, but construction is not scheduled to begin until October.

The dam collapsed after heavy rains over the Memorial Day weekend.

The state donated $5.8 million in disaster relief to offset the nearly $7 million tab.