MSD crews have closed two southbound lanes of Tucker Boulevard at Chouteau Avenue in order to fix a collapsed sewer.
A MSD contractor performing routine inspection work via closed circuit television discovered the collapse Wednesday afternoon. The collapse is in a 2.5 by 3.5 foot brick sewer that was built around 1900. The collapse left a hole in the sewer that is approximately 15 feet long and 10 feet deep. This sewer is part of the Mill Creek sewer system.
MSD crews plan to work extra hours until the sewer is repaired. The work is expected to be completed sometime this weekend.
Two lanes of southbound Tucker Boulevard are closed. All northbound lanes remain open. Drivers are advised to use either Broadway or 18th Street as detours.