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CFPUA workers inspect, clean sewer lines downtown; expect detours

Traffic will be detoured in parts of downtown Thursday as workers with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority clean and video sewer mains, according to a CFPUA spokesperson. Traffic will be detoured in parts of downtown Thursday as workers with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority clean and video sewer mains, according to a CFPUA spokesperson.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Drivers in Wilmington should steer clear of Cape Fear Public Utility Authority crews downtown Thursday as crews inspect and clean sewer lines.

According to officials, workers are inspecting and cleaning sewer lines in an eight mile block in that neighborhood.

Spokesperson Mike McGill says they'll be using a small line with a camera to give them a better idea of any problems with blockage or cracks. They'll video 200 feet at once  then clean 50 feet at a time.

McGill says it allows them to proactively fix problems before they happen and they can note any problem areas that would need long-term repairs.

Workers will be on N. 16th Street between Chestnut and Rankin Streets and on Grace Street between N. 15th and N. 17th Streets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In the attached map, the red lines show streets that will be closed to through traffic, while the green lines are allowed full travel.

In a given year, CFPUA crews normally clean about 200 miles of pipe, which is a little more than 20 percent of the total system.

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