Murray building collapse ordered to be demolished
The building collapse at 312 and 314 Main Street in the City of Murray have been reviewed by a structural engineer and ordered to be demolished.
The property owner is now waiting for authorization from his insurance provider to proceed with building demolition and removal.
The demolition and removal work are expected to resume by next week.
A demo contractor has instructed the building that collapsed at 312-314 Main Street to strengthen the walls of the building and remove the roof.
After the resconstruction is completed, an engineer will be able to furhter assess the condition and further instruct contractors for the remaining work.
The estimated time to strengthen the walls and remove the roof is three days and is expected to be completed by the weekend.
The contractor stated that it will take approximately ten days after complete demo to clean up the site.
Business owners and properties are now allowed limited access to their properties after a building collapsed in Murray's downtown square on Main Street.
Those businesses and properties local ed at 310-312 Main Street and 102-106 3rd Street are allowed limited access to retrieve business files and equipment only from 10-2p.m.
City utilities are being restored to businesses/properties located at 304-308 Main Street and fronting 3rd Street.
Businesses and property owners will be able to re-enter and stay in their properties and buildings after utilities are restored and permanent barricades are set in place.
These recommendations are based off of an investigation by K&S Structural Engineer, Michael Reed.
The City of Murray will also meet with the property owner of the collapsed building to determine the timeline of the rubble cleanup and fixing the building.
MURRAY, Ky—One-hundred years of history turned into rubble. Now business owners are concerned about a local downtown court square and how the community will rebuild. Community leaders and business owners came together to discuss the future of downtown Murray.
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