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RWSA: Waterline Break on Route 29 in Albemarle County Causes Lane Closure

Posted: Updated: Jan 31, 2018 05:22 PM
Water on Route 29 Northbound affecting traffic in Albemarle County (Photo courtesy ACPD) Water on Route 29 Northbound affecting traffic in Albemarle County (Photo courtesy ACPD)
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority crews spent hours fixing damage a burst water main caused in northern Albemarle County.

The Virginia Department of Transportation had one northbound lane closed on Route 29 for much of the day Wednesday, January 31. A ruptured water main is located under the shoulder of the northbound roadway.

Crews put down sand to prevent the water from icing over the roadway.

Work on repairing the water main break started around 12:45 p.m. The RWSA estimated water service would be fully restored and repairs to Route 29 will be finished by 9 p.m.

However, VDOT sent a release out around 2:30 a.m. that the scene was finally cleared.

According to the RWSA, the cast iron waterline that broke was originally installed in 1969.


Virginia Department of Transportation Press Release 3:30 p.m.

CULPEPER — Motorists should expect major delays during the afternoon commute Wednesday on northbound Route 29 (Seminole Trail) just south of Route 1571 (Lewis and Clark Drive) in Albemarle County.

Utility crews are making repairs to a broken water main and work is expected to last through the evening commute. he northbound left lane will remain closed until repairs are complete.

Drivers are advised to plan for extra travel time and to use VDOT’s free 511 tools to check real-time travel information.


Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority Press Release 1 p.m.

Charlottesville, VA— January 31, 2018 At about 7:00 am this morning, there was a break in a 12-inch waterline located in the median of US 29 approximately 1,100 feet south of Lewis and Clark Drive. This cast iron waterline was installed in 1969.

Water service in the area will be fully restored and repairs to the northbound left lane will be completed by about 9 pm tonight. VDOT is onsite with traffic control measures. The northbound left lane will remain closed until the repair has been completed.

Please visit www.rivanna.org for the most up-to-date information.