Traffic Back to Normal on Route 29

June 19, 2007

Traffic was back to normal Tuesday afternoon after VDOT did some work to repair a hole in the road. They had to dig up a portion of the road to investigate a pipe that has been a problem in the past.

VDOT was concerned that a leaky pipe caused the road to dip. An eroding pipe is what caused a sinkhole to open up in the same spot for the past two years. When VDOT opened up the hole, they found a gap in the pipe that needed to be fixed.

"(We are) filling that void space with a material that will provide more stability for that asphalt paving surface, and then we will repave that area again," said VDOT spokesperson Lou Hatter.

VDOT says they already had plans to replace the faulty pipe under Route 29.

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