Butler County sewer line repairs completed on Todhunter Road


Butler County sewer line repairs completed on Todhunter Road

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Contractors hired by Butler County Water and Sewer are completing the last of the yard restoration work along Todhunter Road where more than 1,000 feet of sanitary sewer line was replaced. The cost of the project was about $515,000. ED RICHTER/STAFF Monroe officials have closed Todhunter Road for the next two to three weeks, weather permitting, so that a new sanitary sewer line can be installed. ED RICHTER/STAFF A vehicle slows going over road plates that have been placed in the 600-block of Todhunter Road after a sanitary sewer line break was detected. Monroe officials said the road sank about three inches which required the installing the road plates. Butler County Water and Sewer Department is working to repair the sanitary sewer line. ED RICHTER/STAFF

Todhunter Road reopened a few weeks ago after a section collapsed in late February that required an emergency installation of a sanitary sewer line running under the road.

Bob Leventry, Butler County Water and Sewer director, said the 27-inch sanitary sewer line was replaced in the 600 block of Todhunter Road. In addition, he said there was another small road collapse while repairs were being made.

“We were happy that it happened when the contractor was there,” he said.

During the repairs, Leventry said crews had to use ground-penetrating radar to detect any additional voids along the sewer line.

More than 1,000 feet of plastic pipe had to be installed to replace the concrete pipe that had deteriorated over the years as well as some trench patches, Leventry said. He said the total cost of the repairs was about $515,000.

In early February, Monroe crews found that the road had sunk about three inches as a result of the sewer line break. City officials restricted school bus and heavy truck traffic before and while repairs were being made. The road was closed for a short period of time, forcing Duke Energy and residents to access their properties from the appropriate side while that section was being repaired.

Monroe officials said the contractor was doing some yard restoration as of Friday.

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