BRUNSWICK — A broken water main along West 130th Street near Colony Lane flooded several yards and damaged part of the road Wednesday.
“Cleveland Water was out yesterday morning and they worked on it most of the day and they got it fixed and then they back filled it,” Paul Barnett, the city’s service director said Thursday.
“Medina County is going to have to end up doing some roadway restoration because it undermined the edge of the pavement so some of the pavement is cracked.”
It took about four hours for Cleveland Water to get the leak under control and the water shut off. It was another three hours of work to patch the hole and get the water turned back on.
Water service was not disrupted, Barnett said. He said that some sediment may have been visible in the water for about half a day, but it would not have affected the safety of the drinking water.
The road has reopened, but cones have been placed along the edge of the road to prevent people from going off the road.
“They are going to have to cut out a little bit of the pavement, probably a foot and a half wide and probably 20 feet long and then compact material in there and then re-establish the pavement,” said Barnett.
The cost of the repair will be $3,000 to $4,000, Barnett said. It will be at least a month before the county can begin work on the road because it has to wait for hot-mix asphalt plants to reopen, which is usually in mid-April.