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DPU to host community meeting for Forest Hill project

Residents have raised concerns about ongoing repairs to failed sewer lines

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Ongoing repairs have closed eastbound traffic lanes of Forest Hill Avenue between Joe Brooks Boulevard and Hathaway Road.

Map via city documents

The Department of Public Utilities has been at work to replace a sewer main line on Forest Hill Avenue since it collapsed in April, but road closures have caused issues for residents and commuters.

DPU is hosting a virtual community meeting on Monday, June 17 at 6 p.m. to address concerns and answer questions.

Work to replace the lines is expected to continue until the end of the year. The city had planned to replace the lines before the collapse, but moved the timeline forward due to the emergency repairs.

Pro tip: The recommended detour for commuters is to take the Jahnke Road exit from Chippenham Parkway.

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