CFPUA repair affecting traffic on S. 16th Street

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — CFPUA crews are making an emergency water main repair on South 16th Street that could impact traffic and neighbors into the evening.
CFPUA crews have shifted the easternmost and center southbound lane of traffic on South 16th Street into the westernmost southbound lane in the 1400 and 1500 blocks of South 16th Street allowing single lane travel.
Click here for real-time traffic updates from Operation Gridlock There is an associated Precautionary Boil Water Advisory with this travel advisory.
It involves about 20 commercial customers and notifications have been hand delivered by CFPUA staff.
This travel advisory began around 1 p.m.
The travel advisory is expected to last four to six hours.
Drivers are asked to use caution when driving in this location.
Cape Fear Public Utility Authority appreciates our customers’ patience.

Crews still working to restore water service near Highland Ave

This article has been updated to reflect the latest information. SALEM — A large water main break on Highland Avenue has left numerous customers without water this morning, and caused two schools in the area to distribute bottled water to students. Police confirmed that, as of 9:30, public works crews were still on scene trying to make repairs. The break occurred to a 16-inch line near Tropical Products at 220 Highland Ave., across from the Hawthorne Square shopping plaza. Salem police first notified the public about the situation around 5:30 a.m. One resident in the area, however, reports she lost service overnight. Sgt. Bob Lubas said he didn’t believe…

Water main break on Remount Rd. affecting traffic, elementary school

Water service in an area of Hanahan remains off as crews continue to repair a water main break.
North Charleston fire and police departments dealt with a water main break on Remount Road at Yeamans Hall Road Wednesday morning and another on Thursday.
Principal Janice Malone said some parents decided to keep their children home Thursday, but not all parents can make that accommodation.
Earlier Thursday, Charleston County School District spokesman Andy Pruitt confirmed the water outage at the school.
"Charleston County School District staff members brought portable toilets and bottled water to the facility," Pruitt said.
School leaders said children who stayed home Thursday because of the water outage would receive an excused absence.
Thursday’s break closed a portion of the road temporarily.
The water on Remount Rd.
@Live5News #ChsNews — Alissa Holmes (@AlissaLive5) January 11, 2018 Police were forcing motorists who attempted to cut through a nearby parking lot to turn around Thursday morning.
He’s also been preparing meals with bottled water.

Sewer pipeline being replaced, expect traffic delays on Chico River Road

Sewer pipeline being replaced, expect traffic delays on Chico River Road.
City of Chico photo Chico >> About 3 1/2 miles of a fragile sewer pipe that’s more than 100 years old will be replaced beginning April 17 on Chico River Road.
The old pipeline is clay, with a life expectancy of 60 to 80 years, compared to plastic pipeline, which can last 80 to 100 years.
“We’ve got a significant amount of piping that is over 100 years old across the city,” he said.
Many that are due for replacement are in the downtown area.
Part of those fees go to capital projects related to the sewer system.
Development impact fees that developers pay establish new sewer pipelines, but do not account for maintenance.
Ottoboni hopes to have that completed this year.
Routine maintenance and replacement, of course, is less costly for citizens compared to doing emergency repairs.
Contact reporter Ashiah Scharaga at 896-7768.