The reconstruction of a section of Summerlin Avenue still remains closed due to the recent water main break near the intersection of Concord Street on October 22.

Although the water main was repaired the same night, work continues to ensure the soil is dry and properly compacted prior to reopening to traffic and is not expected to fully reopen until next week.

OUC has also determined that the 77-year-old, 20-inch water main which runs underneath Summerlin Avenue between South Street and Marks Street for approximately 1.5 miles, will also need to be replaced. 

OUC has informed Bungalower that they will begin engineering, hydraulic modeling and other studies – including traffic impact – to determine the proper size of the new pipe in order to meet the water needs of the area.

This construction will also give OUC and the City time to inspect a sewer line that runs parallel to the water main.

The expected timeline is up to 18 months for engineering and other studies to be done prior to construction.  Construction could take up to two years, so the project could have more than a three year window before everything is complete.

Once the study is finished, additional project details will be released including projected costs.

Surface-wise, the bricks that formerly covered that section of Summerlin will be replaced by asphalt until it will be inevitably removed to facilitate the aforementioned construction to replace the water line.  The brick restoration will be done once OUC completes that full water pipe construction project.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of

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