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.