After a few glitches from Mother Nature early on, repairs to Signal Mountain's W Road are on track and in budget at the halfway mark, engineers say.

Indeed, what were two 30-foot craters in the winding road in May now resemble something close to a road -- supported by metal rods, mesh and stones wrapped in rugged geotextile cloth.

Hamilton County Director of Engineering Jon Agan said Thursday that repairs are on schedule and within the $1.3 million budget.

"We needed 12 weeks from April 16 or so. ... Right now, barring any unusual weather conditions, we anticipate being finished mid-July," Agan said.

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