UPDATE: Force Main Repairs Completed; All Lanes of Independence Boulevard Will Reopen This Evening


(VIRGINIA BEACH) – HRSD crews have completed emergency repairs to a primary force main at Independence Boulevard and Hinsdale Street and are now finalizing roadway restoration and repaving the affected lanes of traffic. All southbound lanes of Independence Boulevard at Hinsdale Street and the left northbound lane of Independence Boulevard at James Street will reopen to traffic by 8:00 p.m.

The southbound detour and northbound lane closure went into effect on Friday, February 5, to maintain motorist and worker safety while repairs were made.

HRSD's mission is to protect public health and the waters of Hampton Roads by treating wastewater effectively. A political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia, HRSD was created by public referendum in 1940 and currently serves 18 cities and counties in southeast Virginia, an area with a population of 1.7 million.


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Media Contact:

Leila Rice, APR
Director of Communications