One lane of Ninth Street will be closed Thursday between Green and Safeway streets for emergency water line repair work.
The Durham Water Management Department has contracted with JF Wilkerson, Inc. to expedite the project. The northbound lane will be closed while the contractor is actively on site. Phase one of the repair is scheduled to conclude by the end of the day Thursday. Traffic flow from Friday to Sunday will return to normal.
The lane will be closed again the following Monday through Friday. The work zone will be located at the northern end of the block and traffic control measures will be put in place to allow driveway access. Northbound through-traffic on Ninth Street will be directed through a posted detour. Motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians are urged to use caution in this area or to use another route, if possible.
No disruptions in water service are planned. Customers in this area may notice brown water at their tap immediately after the repair is complete. If this issue occurs customers should run cold water from their bathtub tap until the water runs clear.
For more information and a map showing the emergency work location, visit the department’s Web page or contact Project Manager Bryant Green at (919) 560-4381, extension 35268 or by email.