Water main leak, repairs force road closure in SE Wichita

Part of East Lincoln Street is temporarily closed due to repairs being made as a result of a water main break. Crews hope to have the street back open by Thursday morning. Photo courtesy KSN News

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Part of East Lincoln Street has been closed due to recent water main leaks. That’s near Morris and Vassar in southeast Wichita.

According to officials, repairs should be complete by later Wednesday night or early tomorrow. Currently, no thru traffic is allowed.

Officials said the work being done is the permanent pavement repair that is necessary because of four recent leaks in a 10 inch diameter cast iron water main from the 1940’s.

Traffic is expected to be open again by Thursday.

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