sinkhole tight shot

City of Columbia photo.

The City of Columbia finalized a contract Tuesday to repair the section of Trenholm Road damaged last week by a water main line break. Work began at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning with a target of reopening the road Nov. 1, depending on the weather.

Columbia Water experienced a 16-inch main line break the evening of Oct. 14, causing extensive damage to Trenholm Road. The water line was fixed the next day, but the sink hole/erosion, caused by flowing water, heavily deteriorated the pavement and underlying base.

Trenholm Road will remain closed from Dean Hall to Saramount Road until repairs are completed. Drivers who need to go through the area should consider an alternate route. The city placed detour signs in the area to reroute drivers.

Columbia Water apologizes for any inconvenience the road closures may cause to their customers. Questions regarding the traffic advisory can be addressed to the Customer Care Center at 803-545-3300.

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