Crews replaced a broken 8-inch water pipe on Queens Road West around 11 a.m. Friday and lanes were open around 5 p.m. City officials said crews plan to repave the Dilworth-Myers Park area road sometime next week.
A spokesman for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities says an 8-inch water line broke sometime around midnight in the 1400 block of Queens Road West. That is a short distance south of the East Boulevard intersection.
Cam Coley, of CMUD, says crews worked during the night to replace a section of ruptured pipe, but it will take a few days to fix the roadway.
Authorities were able to reopen one lane in each direction Friday morning. Closed for repairs are the left outbound lane and the right inbound lane.
Coley said repairing the broken line was not easy.
It was near one of those large trees, he said. The challenge was getting to the line and replacing the pipe, without damaging the trees.
Some area residents might have noticed low water pressure for a time, but there are no reports of service outages.