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Butler County sewer line repairs completed on Todhunter Road

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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