MSD completes emergency repair of vital sewer line under Main Street

Disassembly of the “pump-around” will continue through December 21

MSD completes emergency repair of vital sewer line under Main Street
MSD has finished an eight month repair to one of its larger sewer lines, an 84-inch diameter that sits more than 20-feet below Main Street.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - MSD has finished an eight month repair to one of its larger sewer lines, an 84-inch diameter that sits more than 20-feet below Main Street.

Now that repair work is compelte, MDS will put wastewater back in the pipe Monday evening. The pipe carries 40 percent of the community’s wastewater to MSD’s Morris Forman Water Quality Treatment Center for proper treatment and release to the Ohio River.

Crews will begin to remove the three linear miles of “pump-around” on Wednesday, Dec. 12, completing that task by Dec. 21. The pump-around has handled the wastewater flow during the repair, allowing sewer service to continue to the area. The removal process will require a few temporary roadway closures.

Temporary road closures are as follows:

  • Fourth Street and River Road - December 5-21: Fourth Street at River Road and one eastbound lane of River Road (between Fourth and Sixth streets) close for the restoration of a water line and removal of the temporary pump station and diversion structure.
  • Sixth and Seventh streets - December 14-16: Sixth and Seventh streets will close at River Road Friday evening through Sunday night, for removal of the “pump-around” pipe. Access to all garages will remain open from Main and West Washington streets. 
  • Eighth Street - Week of December 17: Eighth Street at the Science Center parking lot entrance closed during overnight hours for removal of “pump-around” pipe.

All roadways including the Main and Fourth street area will open to traffic December 21.

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