On Tuesday, March 29th, the Department of Water Management responded to a potential blockage of a sewer main on Main St., between Corcoran St. and Mangum St. Crews working overnight have been investigating the cause and extent of the blockage, and considering strategies to clear the blockage. It is now believed the cause may be from recent construction activities in the vicinity (unrelated to City projects). A contractor performing work for the City near the area has initiated mobilizing to this project area.
The extent of the blockage may be as long as as 300 feet and will require closure of Main St., between Corcoran and Mangum, for an extended period of time. Pedestrian access is expected to be maintained along Main St.
UPDATE #1, 3/31/16 5:00PM:
Repair crews will be working over night and noise will exceed the City's noise ordinance. Some sewer services may be interrupted; to report after hours emergencies, customers should call 919-560-4344.
Friday (April 1), at 8am, City crews will close the following streets to conduct additional investigative activities:
- Corcoran St., between Main and Parrish streets
- Parrish St., between Corcoran and Mangum streets
These closures are anticipated to occur during the day.
When more information becomes available regarding the extent and duration of closures, the City will update this website.
UPDATE #2, 4/1/16, 2:20 PM:
Emergency repairs have begun and are expected to take more than a week, as crews dig 13 feet below the street surface to remove, clear, and replace the affected sewer pipes. Staff is working diligently to ensure there are minimal impacts to sewer customers. Detour signs are posted and all businesses are accessible to pedestrian traffic.
UPDTATE #3, 4/4/16, 9:15AM:
Water and Sewer Maintenance crews will close Corcoran St. between Main and Parrish streets, at 9:30am to conduct CCTV inspection of the existing sewer line; the closure is expected to remain in place throughout the day. West Main St., between Mangum and Corcoran streets, will continue to be closed as emergency sewer repair efforts continue. Crews will also be setting up a work zone to perform an inspection of the sewer line on Parrish St. between Mangum and Church Streets, but a full closure is not anticipated at this time.