TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News at 10am) – As of 9am Today, June 9, the intersection of W. Brorein Street and S. Parker Street will be closed to through traffic for emergency repairs for approximately two weeks.
According to reports, a preliminary investigation of a collapse at the intersection of W. Brorein Street and S. Parker Street has revealed that a 60-inch sewage main, which is 20 feet deep, may have been corroded.
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The emergency repair will be to excavate the site to determine the cause of the collapse.
The city of Tampa has put in place a diversion to divert drivers from Brorein south on Bayshore Blvd, west on W. Verne St and north on S. Plant Ave.
Notice boards will be installed on Ashley Drive and Brorein Street to help motorists find alternative routes at this time.
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Wastewater services in the area will remain uninterrupted.
The City of Tampa is advising drivers to avoid the area and use the detours and alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion.
In the city of Tampa, many of the water and wastewater pipes are between 70 and 100 years old. PIPES is a $2.9 billion financing plan for large-scale improvements to sewerage and water infrastructure that could help prevent situations like W. Brorein and S. Parker.
The Tampa City Council approved PIPES in September 2019. The funding plan, which is a key part of Mayor Jane Castor’s Transforming Tampa Tomorrow initiative, will enable the city to take a proactive approach to renew our infrastructure, prevent outages and provide long-term, permanent solutions to our water. and wastewater systems.
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