Crews from the Greater Cincinnati Waterworks will start repairs Wednesday morning following two water main breaks in the East End Jan. 2.
A 60-inch water main break and a 12-inch water main break at 2471 and 2458 Riverside Drive at Lumber Street and Bayou Street in the East End on Saturday resulted in structures flooding and significant roadway damage.
A portion of the 60-inch water main will need to be replaced, as well as a short length of the 12-inch water main according to a waterworks news release sent on Tuesday.
The water main was built in the early 1900s, and is one of the largest pressurized transmission mains in the water system. There has not been a previous history of breaks on this main.
A portion of the 60-inch line will need to be replaced in a process that is estimated will take two to three months. The water main is buried 12 feet deep.
Crews worked over the weekend to clean up the road and evaluate the damage.
Water works officials said all boil water advisories associated with this break are no longer in effect.
Residents get assistance
Affected residents have been relocated until major water main repair activities that may impact the properties are complete. The water works will continue to provide assistance to residents while repairs are taking place, officials said.
Road closings and detours
Traffic is detoured around the area. Riverside Drive will remain closed from Bayou Street to Lumber Street until further notice.
A detour is in place for drivers traveling east to take Eggleston Avenue to Columbia Parkway and Stanley Avenue.
The detour for drivers headed west is to take Stanley Avenue to Columbia Parkway and Fort Washington Way.