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The city's water department expects the work to last about a week. The department's spokesman sent this statement to ABC11: "We're flipping over temporary water services for a few commercial customers right there in the area, Once that is complete we'll go ahead and shut off the larger water line and then close West Main."
Duke student Noora Sandhu drives that section of West Main often when she's not walking from the campus to nearby restaurants.
A driver in the turning lane at Broad and West Main Streets hesitates when she sees the detour signs and crews repairing a water main. The street’s closed between Broad and Buchanan for about a week. #abc11 pic.twitter.com/cWitPrVFOH— Anthony Wilson (@AnthonyABC11) February 27, 2018
"I have my car here and so, once this street closes I'm going to have to go around, probably," she said. "I think it's work that has to be done, so an inconvenience for a little while is fine. But it'll just mess up my route."
We've got help for you if your route's affected by the work.
Here’s a map to help you get around the #water main repairs underway on West #MainStreet beside the low stone wall on the @DukeU East Campus. Work’s expected to take about a week. #ABC11 pic.twitter.com/1akLb3MBms— Anthony Wilson (@AnthonyABC11) February 27, 2018
Those driving east on West Main can take Broad to the Durham Freeway to Chapel Hill Street, while those traveling west on Main might consider the alternate route of Gregson to West Chapel Hill to the Durham Freeway, with an exit on Broad.