City Officials Issue Traffic Advisory for Campbell Avenue

City Officials Issue Traffic Advisory for Campbell Avenue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 21, 2016
Media Contact: John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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City Officials Issue Traffic Advisory for Campbell Avenue

TROY, NY – City officials have issued a traffic advisory due to the collapse of a section of the eastbound lane of Campbell Avenue in the City of Troy. Eastbound traffic will be rerouted at Sherman Avenue, and westbound traffic will be rerouted at Donegal Avenue. Drivers are asked to seek alternate routes.

Local traffic is still permitted, but there is no thru-traffic on Campbell Avenue between Sherman Avenue and Donegal Avenue effective immediately, Sunday, February 21, 2016.

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Update: Feb. 22, 2016 | 4:45 p.m. | The results of today’s camera inspection of the sewer line by the Department of Public Utilities crews was inconclusive. Additional equipment will be brought to the site tomorrow morning and further excavation work is expected to commence around the sewer line.

The Mayor’s office is working with department heads and local businesses to address individual concerns in an effort to increase awareness of businesses being open on Campbell Avenue. The Troy Police Department will continue to patrol the affected area of Campbell Avenue and the neighborhoods in the detour route on Sherman & Donegal Avenues.

Update: Feb. 22, 2016 | 11:45 a.m. | Department of Public Utilities is currently investigating a probable source of the road collapse on Campbell Avenue. The investigation includes inspecting the inside of the sewer line in the area with a remote-operated camera. Once this inspection is complete, an evaluation of the information will commence to determine the scope and timeline of the repair operations. The inspection of the sewer line will continue through the afternoon. Crews are bringing in an additional camera to assist in the inspection of the line.

Businesses in the vicinity of the affected section of Campbell Avenue are open and accessible, but there is no thru-traffic on Campbell Avenue between Sherman and Donegal Avenues. Eastbound traffic will detour at Sherman Avenue, and westbound traffic will detour at Donegal Avenue. Troy Police Department patrols continue to operate on the detour route of Donegal and Sherman Avenues to enforce the local speed limit.

This morning, the Department of Public Utilities completed the repair of a 6-inch main in the area of Cottage Street and Marvin Avenue. Service has been fully restored to affected residents. No boil water advisory has been issued.

Update: Feb. 21, 2016 | 3:15 p.m. | Early this morning, Sunday, February 21, 2016, Troy Department of Public Utilities discovered a portion of the eastbound lane of Campbell Avenue had collapsed in what city officials believe is associated with a partial collapse of the sewer line at that location. This incident is not connected with, or in the same location as, the failure that occurred four years ago. No residents or businesses are without sewer or water services.

With the exception of local traffic, Campbell Avenue is closed between Donegal Avenue and Sherman Avenue. Eastbound traffic will be rerouted at Sherman Avenue, and westbound traffic will be rerouted at Donegal Avenue. Drivers are asked to seek alternate routes. The area of the collapse has been barricaded and taped off.

On Monday, February 21, the city will be conducting a camera inspection of the sewer line for a distance to check the condition of the line in the vicinity of the collapse. This inspection will help determine the scale of the repair that needs to be made.

Work will commence at that time. Updates will be made as more information is available.