West Muirlands repairs closure to last another week

A worker helps direct traffic around the hole. Photo: Kathy Day

Repairs along West Muirlands Drive to replace a storm water line will keep the road closed through June 17, a city spokesman said late Friday.

“The damage extends under private property as well as in the roadway so they can’t do a temporary fix,” said Bill Harris of the city’s storm water department. “The water main break complicated it even more. ”

Since June 2 when a patched section the road collapsed in front of Gina Tapper’s home at 1110 W. Muirlands Drive, the street has been closed while repairs are being made.

Initial estimates had put the closure at three to four days. Then, while that was being done, first workers hit a gas line and then a water main. The problem began with a 60-foot section of 24-inch corrugated metal storm water pipe that had corroded from the inside and caused the the street to sag and then break.

Despite the closure — with only residents and their guests permitted on the street — some say they are enjoying the break from the usual heavy and fast-moving traffic along their street that has become a regular route from Fay Avenue to Nautilus Street for residents and construction truck.

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Posted by Kathy Day on Jun 10, 2011. Filed under 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

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