City crews replacing sewer pipe on West Muirlands;

Steel plates covered a section of West Muirlands where city crews are spending the day replacing corroded sewer pipe. Photo: Dave Schwab

By Kathy Day
Staff Writer

City crews are working today to replace a 60-foot section of metal pipe along West Muirlands Drive around the spot where the street caved in on Thursday.

The work will continue throughout the day, and although they are hopeful the replacement can be completed today, it’s possible they may have to return Saturday morning to repave the section of street, said Bill Harris, spokesman for the city’s storm water division.

“We hope to have the street reopened today,” he added.

The 24-inch corrugated metal pipe is the type that has caused problems for many municipalities around the country, he added, noting that it erodes from the inside out and was banned in 1992.

He said the crews arrived in the neighborhood early Friday morning to begin working on the sewer line. The hole in front of 1110 West Muirlands was covered with steel plates Thursday night.

The gap, once merely a dip which neighbors have been complaining about for several months, began growing at midday Thursday and became a hole by about 5 p.m.

Traffic was funneled down to one lane as a single worker maneuvered steel plates over the fissure.

Related posts:

  1. Torrey Pines neighbors push for more segments in Corridor improvements
  2. Bus stop bump on Pearl and Fay once again being repaired
  3. La Jolla Town Council ready to tackle pothole problem
  4. Torrey Pines Corridor meeting set for Feb. 24
  5. Three La Jolla streets included on city’s new fix-it list

Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=43002

Posted by Kathy Day on Jun 3, 2011. Filed under Featured Story, La Jolla, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

La Jolla Community Calendar

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • More water storage and renewed calls for conservation July 26, 2014
    As local and state officials heighten their calls for conservation, the San Diego Water Authority this month celebrated the completion of a project that goes a long way toward ensuring water reliability for the region. The $416 million San Vicente Dam Raise project is finished. Raising the height of the dam in Lakeside greatly increases the reservoir’s capac […]
  • California Chiropractic Association elects Del Mar practitioner as president July 25, 2014
    The California Chiropractic Association, the Sacramento-based statewide, nonprofit organization of chiropractic doctors and allied industries, announced that Brian Stenzler, a San Diego and Del Mar-based doctor of chiropractic, was elected to serve as president of CCA. He succeeds Matt Hubbard, also of San Diego, who now serves as Immediate Past President. […]
  • Surf Soccer Club Academy GU9 team tops in division at 2014 Albion Cup July 25, 2014
    The Surf Soccer Club Academy GU9 team took first place in the 2014 Albion Cup (Girls U9 Cup) on July 18-21. They beat Carlsbad United’s top GU9 team in the semi-finals and went on to shut out Strikers FC in the finals, 4-0. Awesome tournament play by the entire team! […]