City aims to reopen Ennis Avenue today after leak shutters road
Nick Todaro, [email protected]
Ennis Avenue will remain shut down at the downtown railroad crossing around Main Street as city crews work on repairing a leak that undermined the road earlier today, with reopening expected this evening.
City Manager Steve Howerton said the leak is in an older 8-inch main running north and south across the Avenue at NE. Main Street, and while it wasn’t a large leak, it was sufficient to bring about the need to shut down the roadway for repairs. The leak was repaired by mid-afternoon.
Howerton said the city closed the crossing to address the leak quickly and avoid possible complications from a predicted freeze tonight.
“With predicted 28-degree weather this evening, we didn’t want to see ice on the road,” he said.
The road was expected to reopen around nightfall or shortly thereafter.