A stretch of road on East-West Highway in Chevy Chase, Maryland reopened early Saturday morning after repairs to a 16-inch water main were completed.
East-West Highway between Jones Mill Road/Beach Drive and Brookville Road had been closed since Thursday. Although repairs on the water main wrapped up Friday, the stretch of road remained closed until approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission on Friday morning said a “significant amount” road restoration needed to be done.
WSSC said 800 tons of asphalt were needed to fix the four lanes.
Traffic Alert: This is no small job along East-West Hwy in Chevy Chase to repair the road after yesterday’s water main break. 800 tons of asphalt needed to fix 4 lanes. Will remain CLOSED thru PM rush – E-W Hwy b/w Beach Dr & Brookville Rd.@WTOPtraffic pic.twitter.com/MFUwIEsVVp
— WSSC Water News (@WSSCWaterNews) August 9, 2019
The water main that was repaired dates back to 1931.
WSSC said water service to the roughly 20 customers who had their water shut off has been restored.
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