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Sandy Lane Reopens Early, Sewer Pipe Repairs Finished

[CREDIT: Rob Borkowski] The DPW re-opened Sandy Lane after weeks of repair work. A second two-day repair was scheduled, which only lasted five days.

WARWICK, RI — Sandy Lane reopened to all traffic this afternoon, MayorJoseph Solomon reported, an early end of what was predicted would be a week-longrepair project to prevent 600 linear feet of sewer pipe along West Shore Road from

failing.

The necessityof the work, begun Monday by Warwick Sewer Authority and DPW, was discovered duringrepairs to a 154 ft. of sewer line that collapsed the day before Thanksgiving,requiring weeks of repairs. An original estimate in Januaryput the repair time in January was two days.

“I am very pleased to reportthat these important repairs are now complete, and thank our residents and thebusiness community for their patience as this was underway,” the Mayor said. “Ithank the Sewer Authority, the Department of Public Works and our TrafficDivision, who worked cooperatively to finish this phase quickly in order tominimize the disruption to those who live, work and travel through the area.”

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Solomon said he will be proactive inaddressing much needed infrastructure issues and repairs necessary to preventcatastrophic failures as this past Thanksgiving.