Broken Water Main Closes Wake Forest Road

Posted April 25, 2008 3:25 p.m. EDT
Updated April 26, 2008 8:25 a.m. EDT

— For the second time in nine days, Wake Forest Road has been closed to traffic because of a damaged utility pipeline.

A construction crew Thursday afternoon hit a water main under the road between Six Forks Road and the Interstate 440 Beltline. The crew, which is working for the state Department of Transportation on a road-widening project, was unsuccessful in trying to repair the damaged main, so the city's Public Utilities Department assumed control of the repair effort Friday.

All northbound lanes on Wake Forest Road are expected to remain closed between Six Forks Road and Wake Towne Boulevard until noon Saturday, officials said.

Traffic is being detoured onto Six Forks Road to the Beltline or onto Atlantic Avenue.

Six municipal water customers were without service.

Last week, a construction crew ruptured a gas main in the same area, closing all northbound and southbound lanes for several hours.