PORTLAND – The Portland Bureau of Transportation created an interim fix and reopened West Burnside after a water main burst Tuesday.
The bureau said it reopened the street to support local business after eastbound lanes were closed and the reopening date pushed back more than a week last Wednesday.
Late Tuesday, crews were able to open one lane of westbound traffic, but both eastbound lanes were still closed. Northbound traffic on Southwest 4th Avenue was detoured at Southwest Ankeny Street.
Background: Reopening of W. Burnside delayed again
TriMet bus lines 12, 19 and 20 were also detoured around the site. Crews soon found that 36 feet of pipe showed signs of damage and had to be replaced.
The bureau said Southwest 4th Avenue is also open until crews can return on dry days to finish paving work.
Alert: PBOT has reopened W Burnside to support local biz; Go Slow; rough, interim fix due to 10 days rain forecast. #pdxcommute— PDX Transportation (@PBOTinfo) November 2, 2013
Alert: SW 4th Ave also open; Go Slow. Crews to return when 2 dry days allow LT paving to work. Interim: W Burnside open for people!— PDX Transportation (@PBOTinfo) November 2, 2013