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UPDATE: Carnegie Avenue traffic advisory remains in effect while crews continue excavation and repairs

02/06/2017

UPDATE - 2-7-17 - Work continues on Carnegie Avenue as crews cut out and remove large sections of the street following a leak on a 30 inch water transmission main originally installed in 1882. Water service has been restored to all affected customers, however, a traffic advisory remains in effect until further notice. All but one lane in each direction of Carnegie Avenue between East 9th and East 12th in Cleveland remains closed and motorists are asked to seek alternate routes. If they must drive in the area, motorists should be careful near the work zone for the safety of themselves, crews and others.

The leak caused significant undermining of the street and damage to other utility infrastructure. Once the excavations are complete, work will begin repairing damaged AT&T cables and CEI power lines. This work is expected to last the rest of the week. Next week, crews hope to begin repairs on the 135-year old, 30 inch water transmission main.

Stay tuned to www.ClevelandWater.com/news for updates and information. 

 

UPDATED - 2-6-17 - All but one lane in each direction of Carnegie Avenue between East 9th and East 12th remains closed as crews make repairs to a 135-year old water main in Cleveland. Approximately eight feet of the 30 inch transmission main which was originally installed in 1882 will be cut out and replaced.

Crews spent the weekend excavating the road to expose the leak in order to isolate the main and determine the damage. The leak caused significant undermining and damage to other utility infrastructure. There is still an extensive amount of excavating that needs to take place before repairs can be completed.

WATCH HERE: Cleveland Water Manager of Engineering Jose Hernandez provides an update on Carnegie Avenue 

 

The timeline for repair is still being developed but the process will be slow and will need to be completed in stages. Crews are working to excavate as quickly as possible. Once excavated, Cleveland Water Pollution Control will make repairs to the sewer then AT&T and CEI will be able to make repairs to cable and power lines. Finally, repairs to the 30 inch transmission main will be completed and the road will need to be restored.

The traffic advisory will remain in effect until further notice as each of these repairs is made. Motorists are asked to seek alternate routes. If they must drive in the area, motorists should be careful near the work zone for the safety of themselves, crews and others. 

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