Equipment Causes Delay on Bouquet Canyon Road Reopening
Updated anticipated time of reopen is 6:30 p.m. tonight
Southbound Bouquet Canyon Road at Newhall Ranch Road remains closed as crews work to repair the damage from yesterday’s water main break. The road is anticipated to be open by 6:30 p.m. barring no further issues. Friday’s warm temperatures delayed the process a bit, as each asphalt layer had to cool to 120 degrees before the next could be applied. In addition, a paver was down for half an hour delaying the process further.
The water main break was first reported at 12:49 p.m. on Thursday. Drivers reported seeing water bubbling up through the asphalt. The City quickly shut down the effected lanes. By the time repair crews arrived on scene a large sinkhole had formed.
The water line that broke was a 14-inch line belonging to Valencia Water Company. Their crews and contractors arrived shortly after the issue was detected and worked through the night to repair the water line and patch the roadway. Please plan on taking alternate routes while the road repair is underway.
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