UPDATE: Repairs To Sewer Line In Lexington Enters Final Phase

A 24" sanitary sewer line that partially collapsed last month in Lexington is nearly repaired and scheduled to return to service within the next few days, according to the city.

Contractors installed a pipe liner Thursday and planned to finish repairing two manholes on Friday.

The line collapsed May 18 near the intersection of Man O’ War Boulevard and Rapid Run Drive.

Large pumps, operating in the Gar Court/Niagara Drive area to divert wastewater around the damaged pipe, were set to be turned off on Friday and the diverted sewage would be allowed to flow by gravity back into the sanitary sewer line, according to the city.

Sewage from the broken line initially flowed into an unnamed creek, then a storm sewer before entering a nearby pond at the Racquet Club apartment complex off of Rapid Run Drive.

The pond was drained, pressure-washed and the material removed, according to the city.

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