Montrose, CO — City utility crews responded to a water main break that occurred on Main Street between North Stough and North Lot Avenues early Tuesday evening, November 8. According to City of Montrose Street Superintendent Nik Pridy, repairs were completed within a few hours Tuesday night, thanks to the rapid and professional response from city utility and street crews.
The roadway was significantly impacted. Water rushing to the surface washed away much of the base aggregate and saturated surrounding areas. Street personnel discovered the underlying damage this morning and are working to prepare the subgrade for asphalt repairs. Major subgrade replacement is needed, resulting in an extended roadway repair time. Repairs are expected to conclude by Tuesday, November 15. Until these repairs are complete, Public Works crews are asking that motorists use caution in the work area and use the detours that are in place.
Westbound traffic on Main Street will be detoured onto North Stough Ave, North 1st Street, and back onto Main St. from North Lot Ave. Eastbound traffic on Main Street will be unaffected.
Access to businesses in the area will be provided via Stough, Pythian, and Lot Avenues. Pridy said Public Works would like to thank the public for being patient as crews repair the damage.
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