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TRAFFIC ADVISORY 10/30/13: Water Main Repair Completed; Work to Prepare for Repaving SW 4th Avenue and W Burnside Street Now Underway

By Lindsay Wochnick

Crews from the Portland Water Bureau have completed the repairs to the broken water main and the pipeline is back in service. Work is now underway to prepare the intersection of SW 4th Avenue and W Burnside Street for re-paving.

For most of today, the eastbound lanes of W Burnside Street will remained closed, between SW 5th and SW 3rd Avenues. Traffic detours remain in place. Westbound traffic on W Burnside will continue to be channeled into one lane past the work zone, with cones and flaggers posted to ensure traffic safety. The northbound lanes on SW 4th Avenue also remain closed at the intersections of SW Ankeny Street and W Burnside Street until the work is completed.

On October 29, the Portland Water Bureau responded to a water main break. A 100-year old, 24-inch diameter cast iron pipe ruptured sending water in all directions. Crews installed 36 feet of new ductile iron water pipe to make the repair.

Tim Hall
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