For the second time in two days, road crews working on the big redesign of Clear Lake and Dirksen have ruptured an underground gas main, temporarily disrupting traffic around the already-congested road project.
An IDOT spokesman says the gas line had been marked, and crews had been digging around it. But the line was apparently not buried evenly… and was closer to the surface at one point than originally thought. That’s where the crew struck and ruptured the line.
Just as with a similar incident Wednesday, crews had to close off part of Clear Lake Thursday until the broken line could be repaired. [All lanes of traffic are now re-opened.]