North Avenue reopened after pothole repair

By: Leigh Ashman Email
By: Leigh Ashman Email

Traffic is flowing again after being detoured between Seventh and Eighth streets on North Avenue today after a large pothole formed in the same area where a water main burst yesterday.

City crews are working to repair the 3’ x 3’, 10” deep pothole says Public Works and Planning Department spokeswoman Kristin Winn. She says the hole developed after moisture gathered under the pavement because of yesterday’s water main break. Crews replaced a section of a cast iron pipe yesterday morning.

Winn says the lanes reopened by 3 p.m.

The City is applying for a low-interest loan from the state and hopes to begin construction this fall to replace the line in North Avenue, some of which was laid in 1956. That pipe runs between First and 14th Streets.

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