Section of Race Street in Port Angeles closed for repair

PORT ANGELES — South Race Street remains closed between Park Avenue and Lauridsen Boulevard after a water main break damaged the subsurface Feb. 16.

City officials are preparing to hire a contractor to repair the damaged base material, said Thomas Hunter, Public Works and Utilities director, on Thursday.

“We are working just as quickly as we can,” Hunter said. “Because of the damage that occurred to that base material under the roadway, it crossed a threshold where we’re required to bid that work out.”

After the water main was repaired, city crews discovered that the subsurface had been disturbed in a “pretty large area,” Hunter said.

“There were voids in the asphalt that were created by that water main break,” Hunter said.

“Once we found that out, we started putting together the bids and the specs and getting that all ready. We’ll be advertising to bring somebody in to repair (the street).”

The portion of South Race Street will remain closed until repairs are completed. Alternate routes are in effect.

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