Central Avenue Water Pipe Repair Includes Trolley line, Wastewater Pipe, an Abandoned Water Pipe and Storm Drains too

On Tuesday afternoon, Charlotte Water crews quickly responded to an emergency water main break at the 1300 block of Central Avenue.

This repair required the replacement of a 12-inch water main, which was no easy feat. The water main wasn’t the only thing underground – crews also had to remove or replace a few things that were in the way of the water main break:

  • Remove an old trolley line
  • Replace 24 feet of wastewater pipe
  • Remove an old water pipe no longer in service
  • Repair a storm drain affected by the excavation

During the restoration phase, crews also found a second leak on the main. Crews will be repaving the road Saturday and checking the area to ensure the remaining older water pipe doesn’t spring a leak. Crews estimate all lanes will reopen Monday evening.