UPDATE: Lanes reopened on Harbor Drive after water main break

UPDATE: 11/21/2016 12:19pm All lanes of Harbor Drive in Ridgeland have been reopened after a major water line break last week.  The repairs are now complete.

UPDATE: 11/18/2016 12:19pm Harbor Drive will remain closed throughout the day. Officials said the repair has been made to the water line and pressure testing is underway. Once the repair passes testing, then the task of restoring the road bed and road surface will begin. The repair had to be completed in a very deep trench, over ten feet underground.

UPDATE: 11/17/2016 5:02pm  Crews have worked throughout the day to make repairs to Harbor Drive.

Officials said the repair is much more complex than originally thought and as a result the repair is taking longer to complete. Thhe repair will continue at least through Friday.

If possible, it is best to avoid this area.

UPDATE: 11/17/2016 6:13am Reservoir Police Chief Perry Waggener says that they will continue to divert traffic on Thursday, November 17, 2016 “…around the construction area on Harbor Drive, the road that runs along Main Harbor, between Rice Road and Spillway/Lake Harbor Road in Ridgeland, Mississippi.  Repairs are continuing on a (30-inch) water main that ruptured Wednesday.”

In a written release Chief Perry asked that drivers be advised to avoid the area, if possible, during high traffic commuting hours.  Drivers who must go through the area are being told to use an abundance of caution, slow down, and follow the crossover traffic control.

Original Story:

MADISON COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – A water main break on Harbor Drive is causing traffic in the area to reroute.

Madison County officials said the southbound lanes of Harbor Drive will be closed into the night for crews to make the needed repair.

Officials said the northbound lanes will be changed to accommodate traffic moving in both directions.

Barrels are being placed to mark closures and direct traffic. Law enforcement officers will be on site during high-volume periods to direct traffic.

Harbor Drive runs between Rice Road and Lake Harbor/Spillway Road along the Main Harbor area.

Drivers will need to avoid this area until the repairs are complete if possible. No residential water customers are affected by this rupture, officials said.

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