FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 10, 2016
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Mayor Patrick Madden announces reopening of Campbell Avenue
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the reopening of Campbell Avenue to regular traffic, beginning Thursday, March 10, at 9:00 a.m. Traffic restrictions associated with the repair operations have also ended, effective immediately.
“Thanks to the efforts of our Department of Public Utilities crews, major repair operations have been completed on the impacted section of Campbell Avenue, allowing for the reopening of the road to normal traffic,” said Mayor Patrick Madden. “During the coming weeks, crews will continue to monitor the work site for soil depression issues to ensure the safety of our residents, commuters, and local businesses who utilize the roadway.”
“Following last month’s road collapse, the Department of Public Utilities conducted an examination of the sewer line located beneath the work site to assess the overall condition of the existing pipe,” said Superintendent of Public Utilities Chris Wheland. “The conditions discovered by crews raised concerns regarding the lifespan of the sewer line. In an effort to prevent a future failure, we have begun exploring long-term options to either reline or replace the sewer line.”
During the month of April, the city anticipates closing the affected section of Campbell Avenue again for a short period of time while crews reinstall a concrete and blacktop surface over the excavated area of roadway. Details of this operation will be announced at a later date.