Brandywine Blvd. Closing; Culvert Repairs To Start Tuesday

by WHIZ Reporter on May 24, 2012 at 6:53 am

Starting next week, Brandywine Boulevard in Zanesville will be closed as crews fix a culvert that collapsed over a year ago.

Brandywine Boulevard will be closed starting Tuesday, May 29th, between Fairway Lane and Northpointe Drive.

Zanesville Public Service Director Mike Sims said the closure is necessary in order to replace the section of collapsed pipe underneath of the roadway.

"Unfortunately in order to replace the 105 feet of the collapsed section of pipe, it’s going to take the entire road to be closed for approximately 60 days– hopefully less than that assuming construction goes smoothly," said Sims.

Motorists will still be able to access local businesses on Brandywine, but through traffic will be blocked off at the culvert location.

Sims said those needing access to Buffalo Wild Wings, the Brandywine Hospital for Pets and Wells Fargo can still take Maple Avenue, but those going to Capital Prosthetics, Zanesville Chiropractor, Lock N Stock or the North Terrace Church of Christ will need to use Northpointe Drive.

"People just have to understand the inconvenience. We can’t just close one lane, we have 12 – 15 feet of fill over top of this culvert, and to minimize slowdowns and construction impacts, we’re just going to do a full closure," added Sims.

The project will cost the city nearly $500,000 to complete.