Monday 3:15 Traffic Update: Repairs Completed on Silver Spring Water Main Break

All Lanes Open But Will Close Again on Tuesday for Paving

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – August 3, 2015: WSSC has completed repairs on the 16-inch water main on Colesville Road at Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring. All lanes have been reopened to traffic and will stay open through morning rush hour on Tuesday.

Paving will begin after morning rush hour on Tuesday and is expected to be finished late in the day.

To complete paving, the right, northbound lane on Colesville Road will be closed along with the right, southbound lane on Georgia Avenue. Road repairs are also needed on the center, northbound lane on Colesville Road. Crews will close that lane for part of the day. Appropriate traffic control will be in place for the safety of the crews and motorists.

All lanes on Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue are expected to be open in time for rush hour on Wednesday morning.

The 76-year-old water main broke on July 29. A large section of pipe that curved around Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue was replaced. Repairs were also made to several other utilities located in the area of the water main.

WSSC appreciates the patience of everyone affected by the water main break and subsequent repairs.

Follow us on Twitter @WSSCWaterNews for updates on the lane closures and all other WSSC related news.

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.

 

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