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Medina fixes Park Avenue leak but section of road will be closed rest of week

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 August 2018 at 1:43 pm

MEDINA – The Medina Department of Public Works has fixed the water main leak on Park Avenue by Baxter Healthcare, but a section of the street will be closed the rest of this week.

The village had to dig up a section of the street to make the repair. Mayor Mike Sidari said new stone base and binder will be put on the section of Park Avenue near Pine and Olive streets.

The village DPW recently repaved Park Avenue. The milling machine may have caused vibrations that cracked the pipe or Sidari speculated the truck traffic may have been the culprit.

The street should be fully reopened next week. The DPW on Tuesday also expects to fix a leak on East Center Street and Bernzomatic Drive.

The DPW worked on the Park Avenue repair for 10 hours on Sunday and was back this morning.

Baxter Healthcare didn’t have running water this morning for its manufacturing site at the Olde Pickle Factory. Employees had to use 10 port-a-potties and hand sanitizer. The bathrooms at Baxter reopened temporarily at 10:30 a.m., but closed again before 11, an employee said.

Mayor Sidari said at about 1 p.m. today that Park Avenue was repaired with the leak near Bernzomatic next on the list.

“Hopefully by tomorrow all the repairs will be fixed and we’ll be back to normal,” he said.

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