Pipe repair at S. Dearborn and 8th Ave. S. continues tonight

Seattle Public Utilities


Traffic flow will continue to be restricted through the evening commute near the junction of S. Dearborn Street and 8th Avenue. S., where utility crews are working to repair a failed joint on a 30-inch (not 24-inch as previously reported) water main.

Three eastbound lanes and one westbound lane will be open on S. Dearborn, between 8th Avenue S. and 9th Avenue S.

8th Avenue S. will be closed, from Lane Street to S. Dearborn Street.

There are no impacts to bike or foot traffic.

Crews have been working to fix the leak since yesterday afternoon, and hope to have the complicated repair completed before Wednesday morning.

Cause or the joint failure is still unknown.

Learn more about Seattle Public Utilities, at: http://www.seattle.gov/util.