FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Contact: Karen Whichard, 704-336-4793
Engineers from the North Carolina Department of Transportation and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities met on site today discuss construction plans and a potential timeline for making the repairs to the 24-inch water line and Runnymede Lane, which were damaged after a water line broke earlier this week.
In addition to the water line, road, sidewalk and street trees, other impacted infrastructure includes underground fiber optic lines and stormwater lines.
At this time plans are being refined, with the selection for contractors slated for the end of the week. Work to make repairs to the road and water line should begin by early next week.
Utilities will release additional information on traffic impacts once those plans are finalized.
While one lane of Runnymede remains open in both directions, motorists are still encouraged to find an alternate route.
One lane also remains closed between Park and Selwyn on Woodlawn as crews work to make repairs on the water line break near Woodlawn and Montford Avenue.
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