Fixing A Hole
Cleveland Operations Chief Darnell Brown says the repair work is a little ahead of schedule, despite the blizzard that pretty much shut the rest of the city down over the weekend. He expects a 30-inch water main to be fixed in another day or so, with other utility damages repaired over the next two weeks. The street collapsed when the broken pipe flushed supporting dirt from under the roadway, and Brown says a contractor has been hired to detect any other problems.
BROWN: DLZ will be working with our engineering and consulting staff to do a thermal infra-red scan of the Public Square area. The purpose of that scan is to determine if there are additional voids that would need to be addressed as a result of the water main break.
Given the uncertainty of that search and other factors, Brown says he can't set an exact date for the completion of repairs.