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Sewer work closes lane on 303

by Laura Freeman | Reporter Published: January 6, 2013 12:00 AM
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Sewer repairs close 303

Hudson -- The city closed the westbound lane of state Route 303 for three days last week to fix a collapsed catch basin workers discovered while repairing a water line break.

Workers completed repairs on the water line the last week of 2012 when they discovered the old, deteriorated storm water catch basin east of state Route 91 between East Main and College streets.

The city hired a contractor to replace the basin, according to City Communications Manager Jody Roberts. The city closed 303 during the daytime Dec. 31, and Jan. 2 and 3.

The city did not provide the cost for the work.

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A collapsed catch basin compromises the storm water system and could cause a backup of water on the street, Roberts said.

The city wanted to do the work while the ground was open and before the Ohio Department of Transportation resurfaces 303 from the city's eastern border to the Portage County line during the summer, Roberts said.

The work was expected to be done by Jan. 3, she said that day.

The city maintained traffic in both directions, but the westbound lane closure caused delays.

The repairs were not related to the water line work or previous work done during the summer when the city replaced sanitary sewer laterals and waterlines along 303.

-- Reporter Laura Freeman

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