Some lanes open after road in Chesapeake closed due to sewer main leak

Posted at 1:14 PM, Oct 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 17:57:13-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Multiple lanes are back open on Kempsville Road between Battlefield Boulevard and Clearfield Avenue after a major sewer main leak, said Chesapeake Public Works.

Two lanes are now reportedly open in both directions on Kempsville Road, and officials want drivers to be safe, plus reduce speed, in the work zone area.

According to Chesapeake Public Works, the leak began Friday night. Since then, crews have been working to assess the damage and repair the sewer main.

Crews are continuing working to complete repairs on the sanitary sewer force main. It has been determined through water sampling that a small amount of diluted sewage from the stormwater retention pond adjacent to Kempsville Road and the Great Bridge Bypass may have reached the intercostal waterway in the vicinity of the Great Bridge Lock Park.

As a precaution, officials are saying that residents should avoid contact and use of the waters from the stormwater retention pond and in the vicinity of Great Bridge Lock Park until further notice.

Officials also say to expect traffic delays, odor and noise associated with construction.

The Hampton Roads Sanitation District said the closure may remain in place until October 12.

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