EDNA — For the last two years, Melissa Mach has driven down South East Street almost every day to get to her job at the United Ag feed store in Edna.

The road is littered with potholes, patches and gaping areas that have simply crumbled away, forcing Mach to swerve left and right as she maneuvers her Jeep down the narrow street.

North side street map

This map shows how streets on the north side of Edna were classified by CivilCorp, a civil engineering firm that drove every street in town to develop a comprehensive plan for street repairs.

South side street map

This map shows how streets on the south side of Edna were classified by CivilCorp, a civil engineering firm that drove every street in town to develop a comprehensive plan for street repairs.

Street repair cost breakdown

This table shows the cost breakdown for planned street, sewer line and water line repairs in Edna. Three-quarters of the cost would go to replacing sewer and water lines, many of which are made of asbestos concrete or clay and are in "critical" condition, according to the city manager.

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Mark Rosenberg reports on local, regional and breaking news for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He can be reached at mrosenberg@vicad.com or 361-574-1264 or on Twitter at @markrosenberg32. To support local journalism at the Advocate through Report for America, go to VictoriaAdvocate.com/report.

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LEONARD SADDLER

Glenn, good question. I think I would miss the medians the most.

LEONARD SADDLER

Fuzzy math. Robin Hood affect. Another city off my list of most wanted to retire in.

Rick Dockery

South Dakota is starting to sound good.

Glenn Wilson

Leonard, with no Walmart anymore, an HEB maybe the size of our Aldi or Dick's Food Store and a 50 mile round trip to Victoria for any real shopping or other activities, how would it ever get on your list to begin with?

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