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.

Water district crews are conducting street repairs at the 4500 block of Crystal Mountain Drive, where a water transmission line was damaged last week.

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.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.