Hermitage Avenue was seriously damaged when a water main burst on Monday, March 5, 2013.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Repair of the water main on Hermitage Avenue that ruptured last Monday has been completed, and the roadway has reopened.
Initial road restoration and sidewalk repair work was finished Friday, a week ahead of the projected date of completion.
Pressure in the pipe buckled the sidewalk and then broke the street open with a loud boom. Witnesses said rocks and pavement went flying into the air. Hermitage Avenue and other nearby streets were quickly turned into small rivers.
The water main was quickly repaired, but the roadway repair took more time due to the severe damage.
Crews will conclude the final steps in 60-90 days. At that time, the road will remain open to traffic and traffic control measures will be in place.
The cause of the break remained under investigation, but officials said a very large section of the pipe came out. Changes in pressure, ground shifting or the age of the pipe could have been a factor.
Only one home was without water. Several businesses were flooded.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:04 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:04:23 GMT
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