The Brownsville Public Utilities Board completed repairs to a broken wastewater line earlier than expected and reopened a section of Boca Chica Boulevard that had to be closed Monday night.
All lanes of Boca Chica Boulevard between Resaca Drive and Coria Street closed Monday night after BPUB received reports of a sinkhole starting to form. Investigation found that a wastewater line in the area needed to be repaired, the utility company said in a press release.
The original estimated repair time was five days, but BPUB wastewater crews were able to pinpoint the problem and make repairs earlier than anticipated because the pipe was in a very accessible area in the ground, the release stated.
No customers experienced a service interruption because of these repairs.
City of Brownsville crews have already patched the area on the road, but there will be another brief interruption in the future for the final paving work. Residents will be notified about this prior to the work beginning.