Philips Highway lane remains closed after water main break

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Crews continued work on a broken water main Wednesday morning on the Southside.

Southbound lanes of Philips Highway were closed Tuesday after a contractor doing work in the area bore into a 20-inch water main pipe, and ruptured the line of a fire hydrant, according to JEA. All but one southbound of Philips Highway reopened to traffic, Wednesday morning around 5:30 a.m. 

JEA crews have replaced the pipe and will be working to reset the fire hydrant. The road will also need to be repaired with asphalt, JEA spokesperson Gerri Boyce told News4Jax.

Crews worked through the night and repairs will hopefully by complete by Wednesday morning, Boyce said. 

Businesses in the area are affected, including Coggin Nissan, O'Steen Volvo, Rooms-To-Go and the Kangaroo and BP gas stations in the area.

JEA said customers should still have water and full pressure and no boil order was required.


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