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Mechanic Street Sewer project to continue

September 28th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Some more traffic delays can be expected downtown. Work on the sewer lines beneath North Mechanic Street has been extended into a third week after work crews discovered additional damage.

City officials announced in mid-September that work would begin Sept. 19 to replace a collapsed sewer main on a stretch of North Mechanic Street from Eutaw Place to Queen City Drive, with repairs expected to take four days. However, workers from Carl Belt Inc. found more problems once the work began.

Water service has not been interrupted and sewer lines have remained functional with crews using a generator-powered sewage bypass pump to keep the lines flowing.