WILMINGTON—A section of Kerr Avenue will remain closed throughout the end of the week. North Carolina Department of Transportation crews will continue performing utility work.
Between Market Street and the newly completed Wilmington Avenue, Kerr Avenue will be closed to traffic in both directions.
Spokesperson for the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Brian Rick, said the crews discovered groundwater while replacing a sewer line.
“While crews were attempting to replace the nearly 12’ deep 16” gravity sewer line and manholes at the corner of Kerr and Market, extensive groundwater was encountered requiring installation of a well pointing system at the manhole and then across Kerr Ave to facilitate the installation of the sewer line,” Rick wrote in an email.
Though no exact end date is set, Rick said crews are expected to work around the clock.
“Crews intend to work day and night, weather permitting, to complete the system and re-open Kerr Avenue,” he said.
According to a tweet by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, traffic will be redirected to the Wilmington Avenue extension.
Kerr Ave will continue to be closed in both directions between Wilmington Ave and Market Street for the remainder of this week as crews perform utility work. Traffic is being detoured to the newly constructed Wilmington Ave Extension. pic.twitter.com/86ixhlVgcd
— NCDOT Southern Coast (@NCDOT_Scoast) June 11, 2018