Both the Metropolitan District Commission and West Hartford’s Department of Public Works were on the scene of the road collapse in West Hartford Center on Thursday.
By Ronni Newton
A sink hole that was created when a water main burst at the intersection of LaSalle Road and Farmington Avenue in West Hartford Center last November formed again Thursday, prompting an investigation by both the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) and West Hartford’s Department of Public Works.
According to MDC spokesperson Kerry Martin, the MDC worked with West Hartford’s Department of Public Works and determined that both the storm and sanitary sewers beneath the sink hole are intact.
“The depression in the road was likely due to soil settling and shifting after freezing and thawing near the site of the previous repair,” Martin said.
Martin said that MDC crews have cut, filled, and patched the area and at 8:40 p.m. Thursday she reported that crews were off the site.
Martin said that the MDC will continue to monitor the area. Permanent repairs are scheduled to be made this spring.
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