Archive for Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Water main break spurs detour on 19th Street

August 21, 2012


A broken water main will close the westbound lane of 19th Street near Haskell Avenue through Wednesday, the city announced Tuesday morning.

Jeanette Klamm, the city’s utilities programs manager, said traffic control devices are set up to detour westbound traffic between Maple Lane and Haskell Avenue. City utilities crews will be working to repair the 6-inch cast iron pipe that was installed in 1958.

The eastbound lane of 19th Street is open.

Westbound traffic at Maple Lane will be directed onto East Glenn Drive, then left on Cadet Avenue and left on East 15th Street to Haskell Avenue. Drivers who want to get back on 19th Street can follow Haskell Avenue south to 19th Street. The city has also notified customers in the area who will be affected.


Gary Anderson 5 years, 10 months ago

As of this morning there were no detour signs! I witnessed several cars continuing west on 19th in the east bound lane! I even saw a school bus do this! How no one was hurt is beyond me...

lily 5 years, 10 months ago

Nope, no detour signs during the heavy morning traffic. They started work on that before 5:45 yesterday evening so plenty of time to get signs up I would think. I get why they are closing that whole block off because of the slight hill going west. The school bus driver should have known better as should everyone else. It said the road was closed.

newtongirl 5 years, 10 months ago

I drove through going west (I came from Harper) at 9:30 this morning and no detour signs at all.

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