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Water-main fix to take 2 months; Closing Third and Arch in Old City after a Jan. 7 rupture will force detours.

Jan 16, 2020 - Philadelphia Inquirer

ABSTRACT

Closing Third and Arch in Old City after a Jan. 7 rupture will force detours.

The intersection of Third and Arch Streets in Old City will remain closed for two months because of repairs needed to fix a water main that broke last week, the Philadelphia Water Department announced Wednesday.

As a result, Third Street from Market to Race Streets and Arch Street from Second to Fourth Streets will be closed to vehicle traffic while the fixes are made, the agency said.

On Jan. 7 around 10 a.m., an 8-inch water main ruptured at Third and Arch, causing basement flooding in some nearby businesses. The intersection was shut down as were sections of Third and Arch leading to that lo...