Emergency water line repair work on Ninth Street will resume Monday, June 13th , which will require closure of one lane on Ninth Street between Green and Safeway streets beginning June 13. This is a continuation of the work which began on May 19.
The City of Durham Water Management Department contracted with JF Wilkerson, Inc. and anticipated that the project would be completed in one week. However, due to unforeseen subsurface issues, additional time is required to finish the emergency work. The northbound lane will be closed while the contractor is actively on site. If inclement weather prevents significant the work from being completed by June 14th, the replacement work will take place June 15th-16th. If work proceeds as anticipated, traffic flow will be returned to normal by the weekend.
The work zone will be located at the northern end of the block and traffic control measures will be put in place to allow driveway access. Northbound through-traffic on Ninth Street will be directed through a posted detour. Motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians are urged to use caution in this area or to use another route, if possible.
No disruptions in water service are planned, however customers in this area may notice brown water at their tap immediately after the repair is complete. If this issue occurs customers should run cold water from their bathtub tap until the water runs clear.
For more information and a map showing the emergency work location, visit the department’s Web page or contact Project Manager Bryant Green at (919) 560-4381, extension 35268 or by email.