ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A collapsed sewer main is causing traffic headaches in downtown St. Louis, and repairs could last through early next week.
Metropolitan Sewer District officials say a contractor discovered the collapse while inspecting a brick storm sewer main that was built more than 100 years ago.
The sewer main was buried deep under the street, and repairs at the intersection of Tucker and Chouteau are expected to last several days.
Todd Waelterman, streets department director, said the city faces huge challenges due to aging infrastructure. For now, he said MSD hopes to have all lanes on Tucker Boulevard reopened by next Tuesday.
"We'll try to get through this Friday rush and let MSD get their work done this weekend, and hopefully by Tuesday evening's rush, it's all restored," Waelterman said.