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Posted on: February 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Section of W. Main St. to Close Feb. 22 for Major Water Main Repair

For Immediate Release: February 15, 2018

Section of W. Main St. to Close Feb. 22 for Major Water Main Repair


DURHAM, N.C. – Repairs to two major water lines will require the City of Durham Department of Water Management to close a section of West Main Street between North Buchanan Boulevard and Broad Street beginning Thursday, February 22, weather permitting. The street is expected to remain closed for at least a week while the City’s contractor makes necessary repairs. Traffic detour signage will be posted in the area throughout this required closure.

On Friday, February 9, Water Management crews investigated a reported water main leak to determine the scope of the issue. Due to the size of the lines, the difficult location, and the type of equipment and materials needed, the City will be using a contractor to complete the repair. During this work, temporary water service connections will be made for customers in the area while the main line is repaired. Prior to the February 22 closure, the intersection of Iredell Street and West Main Street will close for the day on Monday, February 19 while workers switch over these connections. Customers may experience minor fluctuations in water pressure during this time; however, service disruptions are not planned. These should be reported to Durham One Call by calling (919) 560-1200, visiting, or using the Durham One Call mobile app.

Traffic control will remain in place at all times during this project. On Friday, February 16, a map of the work area and detour will be posted at and on Water Management’s Twitter and Facebook pages. We will also issue updates accordingly via email and social media. Thank you for your cooperation during this necessary repair work.

About Water Management

The Department of Water Management is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Durham's water supply, water treatment and water reclamation (wastewater treatment) facilities, collection and distribution systems (including meter reading), and customer billing services. The department has a wide variety of support divisions and programs to maintain the existing infrastructure that provide these integral services, and strives to be a responsible steward of the City’s physical assets. For information, visit and follow @DurhamWater on Twitter and Facebook.

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