Broken sewer line causes sinkhole
CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge Department of Public Works will be repairing a sinkhole and broken sewer pipe, which developed Wednesday morning on Woods Road at the U.S. Route 50 intersection in front of the Hardee’s.
The three-foot sinkhole has closed a portion of Woods Road, and public works has closed the turn lane on east Route 50, which takes traffic onto Woods Road in front of the Hardee’s.
Local traffic only will be allowed to access businesses in the affected area from the direction of state Route 16. Route 50 traffic may access Woods Road using a detour to Route 16 and Chesapeake Drive.
The broken sewer line has not caused any water issues, according to the city of Cambridge.
Crews will begin repairing the broken sewer line at 6 a.m. Thursday, with repairs to the sinkhole will begin after the sewer line is repaired. Crews hope to have the sinkhole repaired by Friday afternoon.
According to the city of Cambridge, city and state departments are working with utility providers and service providers to determine the best course of action for quick repair.
The preliminary cause is believed to be the breach of a side wall of the sewer pipe, which caused the rapid deterioration of supporting ground underneath the pavement; however, an official cause has yet to be de- termined, according city of Cambridge.
For more information, contact to the Cambridge Department of Public Works at 410-2281955.
A three-foot sinkhole has closed a portion of Woods Road in Cambridge along with the turn lane on east Route 50, which takes traffic onto Woods Road in front of the Hardee’s. Motorists can use state Route 16 at the Walmart for a detour.