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Mulberry Street reopens after sinkhole construction

Posted at 6:38 AM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 06:42:49-04

The 500 block of West Mulberry Street in downtown Baltimore has reopened after nearly nine months of work repairing a sinkhole.

An 8-inch water main break caused the street to collapse in July 2016, leaving crews with extensive repairs to sewer infrastructure and underground utilities.

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DPW officials said three lanes should be opened by Wednesday, yet occasional lane shifts may occur as paving work continues.

“Since early last year, a series of infrastructure failures impacted portions of downtown Baltimore,” officials said in a statement. “When examining the collapses, DPW engineers decided to use these as an opportunity to perform more extensive long-term sewer infrastructure improvements on more than a mile of a major sewer collection main under the City.”

Sewer construction on Cathedral Street should be finished by the end of April, officials said.