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Portion of Pennsylvania Street reopens after sewer work

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Posted at 9:30 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 15:48:58-05

UPDATE: The three lanes of Pennsylvania Street that had been closed since last week have reopened after sewer work was completed. According to information from Citizens Energy Group, the lanes between New York and Washington streets have reopened. The company said work was being done to install a sewer pipe lining during rehabilitation work.

INDIANAPOLIS — Three lanes of Pennsylvania Street in Downtown Indianapolis are closed for sewer work, according to Citizens Energy.

The lanes will be closed on Pennsylvania Street between New York and Washington streets and are expected to reopen on Thursday evening, according to a press release from Citizens Energy Group.

Crews will install a sewer pipe lining during rehabilitation work, according to the release.

Motorists should expect traffic congestion during the the lane closures, especially during rush hours.

"Many of the sewers in the Mile Square area of downtown date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s," Laura O'Brien, corporate communications coordinator for Citizens, said in the release. "To avoid structure failures such as those that occurred downtown in summer 2018, Citizens remains committed to investing in sewer rehabilitation and infrastructure improvements."