LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A $9-million sewer project will shut down a Lafayette intersection this summer.
The Lafayette Board of Works approved Tuesday morning the closure of the intersection of Earl and Main streets.
That closure starts July 8.
Crews will replace storm water pipes as a part of the multi-million-dollar project.
The Durkees Run storm water project will reduce street and basement flooding in the Earl Avenue area and west of 18th Street near Lafayette Jefferson High School.
Lafayette City Engineer Jenny Leshney says closing the intersection is a necessity.
"We have those large diameter sewers to install in the intersection. When you're talking an 8-foot diameter pipe, it takes up a large area," Leshney said. "So we need to close the entire intersection."
Leshney says the intersection will be closed roughly four to six weeks and the entire project should be finished by November.
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