East End tunnel needed additional repairs after sprinkler system fixed

  • Source: WDRB-TV Louisville
  • Published: 06/10/2018 11:49 AM

Crews undertook a second round of repairs inside an eastern Jefferson County highway tunnel earlier this year, fixing burst water pipes that were not discovered until work to mend a sprinkler system was complete. The extra work, revealed in emails obtained by WDRB News under Kentucky’s open records law, helps explain why the tunnel was closed to hazardous cargo for more than four months, forcing those potentially flammable loads to travel through downtown Louisville until the ban was lifted May 18. And the emails suggest that sensors meant to keep the broken pipes in the tunnel from freezing were installed in the wrong place.


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