Archive for Monday, August 21, 2017

Water main leak closes lane of 23rd Street

August 21, 2017


A portion of 23rd Street is closed because of a water main leak.

The leak occurred over the weekend, requiring closure of the eastbound, right-hand lane of 23rd Street between Vermont Street and Rhode Island Street, according to a city news release.

The lane will remain closed through Aug. 28 for street repairs, according to the release. Traffic control devices will be in place to direct traffic around the lane closure. Motorists should expect delays in this area, especially during heavy traffic periods.


Michael Kort 10 months ago

Here is a link to a 2013 paper from the EPA ( 212 pgs ) on the rehabilitation of existing water mains . Click on " GET THIS ONE " to get a PDF of this paper that describes trenchless pipe replacement, etc .

It gives a good insight into the problems and rehabilitation technics of water distribution mains .

Seems like there was another break on 23rd around Mass St not long ago where lots of the street was replaced because of damage ?

Michael Kort 10 months ago

Water and sewer rehab is expensive .

Replacing pipe that destroys a street is even worse .

Rehab is not perfect but is cost effective and that is that .

Good engineer, experienced contractor and job inspection a must .

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