The northbound lanes of Lemmon Avenue at Lovers Lane are completely closed. Crews are digging, trying to replace 15 feet of pipeline and that means all traffic headed that way has to detour onto a service road.
Initially officials with Dallas Water Utilities had said repairs would be wrapped up by about 7 a.m., but just after 8:00 a.m. Director David Hill sent a press release explaining that work crews had “experienced some equipment failure last night” and also had to “remove a segment of storm water piping located above the buried water pipeline.”
The new goal is to have the repairs complete around noon and open the lanes of Lemmon Avenue sometime after.
Chopper 11 flew over the area last night. From the air you could see Lemmon Avenue completely underwater and drivers trying to maneuver around.
The water main break forced the closure of the northwest bound lanes Thursday afternoon. After stopping the flow of water, crews from Dallas Water Utilities arrived, and worked through the night into Friday morning.
If your commute takes you through the area you may want to think about taking Harry Hines Boulevard to get around it. The southbound lanes of Lemmon have remained open the entire time. And if you’re flying out of Dallas Love Field Airport you shouldn’t have any problems, because airport operations have not been effected.
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