Jefferson Street has re-opend as of July 18, 2017.

Jefferson Street, from Dodge Street to Lucas Street, remains closed following a water main break on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

The break caused significant damage to street pavement. Crews anticipate Jefferson Street will reopen, at least partially, next week. However, additional work may be uncovered during the process, requiring more repair and closure time.   

Rochester and North Dodge outbound transit routes are currently detouring due to this closure. Temporarily not-in-service signs are posted at impacted stops.  

Drivers will also need to take an alternate route.

The City will provide additional updates as they become available, and appreciates your patience as we work to fix Jefferson Street.  

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Date of publication

Thursday, July 13, 2017