STANFORD — After five breaks in the same water main over the course of about a week, Stanford City Council voted Tuesday night to adopt an emergency resolution and replace the aging main.
Mayor Bill Miracle said the line in question runs along Main Street from about the intersection with Somerset Road to the intersection where Ky. 78 splits off toward Hustonville.
Three breaks occurred due to heat that the old line could not withstand, and two more happened after state road crews began milling Main Street in preparation for new pavement, Miracle said.
Engineering work already has begun, and Miracle expects to see line-replacement equipment and workers out on Main Street in a week or two.
Replacement is expected to take 30-45 days, he said.
The resurfacing of Main Street will continue as planned along all of Main Street except the stretch where the water main is being replaced.
Miracle said that length of road will be paved by the state after the water main replacement is completed.
In other news concerning Main Street construction, Miracle said the repaving project will not be done as scheduled, and there will continue to be no parking on Main Street between 5 p.m. and 6 a.m. until Tuesday.