WEST KENDALL (CBS4) – Repair work continues on a section of Miller Drive after a water main burst on Tuesday and flooded a section of the road and created a small sink hole.
The 48-inch water main sprung a leak under the median on Miller Road/SW 56th Street at SW 129th Avenue. For part of the day, Miller Road was closed to traffic between SW 122nd Street and SW 137th Street due to flooding and repair crews at work. As of Wednesday morning, only one lane in each direction was getting by. County spokeswoman Jennifer Messemer said they hope to have every thing back to normal in the next 24 hours.
The line that broke is a regional transmission main which provides water to the southwest area of the County.
Area residents have been advised to conserve water usage during the repair process. It turns out this water line break happened in the same line which had a similar break months ago.
“Yeah, this is an older pipe and one that we are inspecting to see the condition of the pipe and make repairs as needed,” according to Miami-Dade Water & Sewer spokeswoman Adriana Lamar.
Those who live in the affected areas can expect lower than normal water pressure during peak water demand times – which are the morning and evening hours.