Mayor Madden: Sewer Repairs Complete on Campbell Avenue

Mayor Madden: Sewer Repairs Complete on Campbell Avenue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 3, 2016
MEDIA CONTACT: John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
[email protected] / (518) 279-7131
Download Press Release | PDF

Mayor Madden: Sewer Repairs Complete on Campbell Avenue

City exploring long-term options in an effort to extend life of sewer line

TROY, NYMayor Patrick Madden announced today that sewer repair operations have been completed at the site of the road collapse on Campbell Avenue, but said that long-term fix may be required to improve the lifespan of the line. The collapse was caused by soil erosion beneath the roadway due to a failure of the sewer line located under the street.

“During the visual examination and observation process, Department of Public Utilities crews discovered conditions which have raised concerns regarding the lifespan of the existing pipe,” said Mayor Patrick Madden. “Options for replacing or relining the existing pipe are being evaluated in an effort to avoid a future failure. I want to thank our residents and local businesses for their continued patience as we work toward the completing repair operations on Campbell Avenue.”

On Thursday, March 3, the sewer pipe repair was completed. Concrete has been poured around the line to reinforce the repairs and will be allowed to cure overnight. The city anticipates beginning backfilling the site on Friday. No estimate is yet available on when the road will be open to traffic. No residents or businesses are without sewer or water services. This repair work is not connected to the 2012 failure of a sewer line on Campbell Avenue.

Traffic restrictions on Campbell Avenue remain in effect in the vicinity of the work site. 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. Troy Police Department traffic & patrol units are continuing to operate on the detour route. Businesses in the immediate area are open and accessible, and residential traffic is permitted beyond traffic detours at Donegal and Sherman Avenues.

-30-