Walnut Street in Springdale closed for emergency repairs
Walnut Street in Springdale is expected to be closed until Tuesday afternoon while crews make emergency repairs to part of the street.
A portion of Walnut Street at the intersection with Porter Street was damaged after heavy rains Saturday caused water to get into a seam and lift and crack some of the asphalt, said Carmen Canonico, head of the borough’s roads department.
Canonico said crews began digging up the 80-to-100-foot section on Monday and will compact the area, add stone and then repave it.
Canonico expected the street to reopen by Tuesday afternoon.
Canonico estimated about 30 homes have been affected by the street’s closure. A detour has been set up using Rosa Street.
Walnut Street is a one-way street going toward the damaged end, so the borough is permitting residents to go the wrong way to access Rosa Street while the repairs are being made.
“It’s a little weird going the wrong way,” said Walnut Street resident Jerry Clark.
He said he noticed a lot of debris had washed down Porter Street after Saturday’s storm.
“I’m really happy with the fact (the borough) jumped on it quick,” Clark said.
Resident Dave Kostewicz lives right above the area being fixed and can’t recall damage like this before. He said he saw water rushing down a large section of Porter Street after Saturday’s storm.
“It’s the first time that I know of,” he said.