A sanitary sewer
main beneath North Calumet Road collapsed on Sunday, Chesterton Street
Commissioner John Schnadenberg reported today.
occurred around 10 a.m. between Michigan Ave. and Brown Ave., and resulted
in sewage backups in several residents’ homes, Schnadenberg said.
Woodruff & Sons
Inc. of Michigan City was at work this morning, under an emergency contract,
excavating the main, which is located 12 to 15 feet below the road.
expected to take at least several days, during which time North Calumet Road
will be closed 24/7 between Brown Ave. and Wabash Ave., Schnadenberg said.
Detours have been posted and Republic Services informed of the closure.
“We’re just hoping
the larger trucks take alternate routes.”
The main serves the
Indian Boundary Road business corridor. The Utility is currently bypassing
the failed section of pipe.