Now that the 72-inch waterline broken Aug. 30 in Northeast Richardson has been fixed, the North Texas Municipal Water District said work is underway to repair the section of Crystal Mountain Drive where the damage occurred.
Within the next few days, water district crews will fill the excavated space surrounding the pipe with backfill and low-grade concrete. Once that is complete crews will compact around the pipe and place a temporary layer of asphalt over the repair, said Janet Rummel, spokesperson for the water district.
Once these temporary measures are put in place, Rummel said the water district will do a walkthrough of the site with city of Richardson officials to determine the extent of the damage and develop a repaving plan.
Full recovery of the road could take until the end of October, Rummel said. The cost of the project—which is to be determined—will be paid in full by the water district.
Water district crews work to repair section of Crystal Mountain Drive where pipeline break occurred
Water district crews are conducting street repairs at the 4500 block of Crystal Mountain Drive, where a water transmission line was damaged last week.