Traffic Advisory: 8th Street to Close for Water Service Line Installation

Traffic Advisory: 8th Street to Close for Water Service Line Installation

TROY, NY – Officials with the City’s Department of Public Utilities (DPU) announced a traffic advisory for installation of water service lines on 8th Street. Beginning 7:00 a.m., Thursday, August 26th, 8th Street between Middleburgh Street and Hoosick Street will be closed to vehicle traffic. Work is expected to continue through 3:30 p.m., Thursday.

Properties located on 8th Street between Middleburgh Street and Hoosick Street will experience loss of water service during the same time period. Properties located adjacent to the affected area may experience fluctuations in water pressure and/or discolored water. After water service is restored, customers who experience discolored water should run their cold water faucet for five to 10 minutes until water runs clear.

Residences and businesses will remain accessible during the closure, and local traffic will be permitted on 8th Street. Motorists are asked to observe all posted parking restrictions and detours, and to reduce speeds near the work zone. Local emergency services have been notified of traffic restrictions.

Department of Public Utilities staff thanks the public for their cooperation and patience while work is underway. For additional info or questions, please contact the DPU 24-hour number at (518) 237-0241.

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John Salka, Communications Director
[email protected] / (518) 279-7131

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