City of Troy issues emergency declaration for Campbell Avenue

City of Troy issues emergency declaration for Campbell Avenue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | FEBRUARY 25, 2016
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City of Troy issues emergency declaration for Campbell Avenue

Heavy rainfall experienced across region Wednesday night compromised safety of work site

TROY, NY – The City of Troy has issued an emergency declaration in response to flooding in the area of the sewer line repair operations on Campbell Avenue. Soil conditions in the site were compromised during the storm, creating an unsafe work environment which resulted in the suspension of repair operations Wednesday evening.

“Last night’s rainfall caused isolated flooding in the affected portion of Campbell Avenue, compromising the safety of the work site and our crews,” said Mayor Patrick Madden. “We ask for residents and commuters patience at this time as we secure the work site and determine how best to proceed in view of changing site conditions.”

City engineers and Department of Public Utilities will be working with other utility services to ensure safety and maintain services for surrounding neighborhoods and business. No residents or businesses are without sewer or water services. An evaluation of the project plan and work site conditions is currently underway. This work is not connected to the previous failure of a sewer line on Campbell Avenue in 2012. Crews are conducting routine maintenance and storm cleanup operations throughout the city as a result of last night’s rainfall.

Traffic restrictions on Campbell Avenue will remain in effect. There is no thru-traffic on Campbell Avenue between Sherman and Donegal Avenues. Eastbound traffic on Campbell Avenue will detour at Sherman Avenue, and westbound traffic will detour at Donegal Avenue. Businesses in the immediate area will remain open and accessible. Local traffic for residents is permitted beyond the traffic detours at Donegal and Sherman Avenues and Troy Police Department traffic & patrol units are continuing to operate on the detour route.

The City will hold an informational meeting for Emerald Green neighborhood residents and local business owners on Friday, February 26, at Franklin Terrace, located at 126 Campbell Avenue, beginning at 6:30 p.m. to provide additional details on repair operations.

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