Southbound Rock Quarry Road will remain closed between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Interstate 40 through Sunday morning, as a result of a water main break discovered early Thursday.
City crews expect to finish repairing the break by 7 p.m. Thursday evening. But the sub-freezing temperatures expected overnight and into the weekend will delay the repaving needed to reopen the lanes, city officials say.
Detour signs and message boards are in place to direct motorists around the closure. Motorists should expect heavy traffic in the area and are urged to avoid it if possible.