Road work takes longer than expected at Brookhurst and Indianapolis

It has taken longer than expected to complete a road repair project at Brookhurst Street and Indianapolis Avenue, Huntington Beach officials say.

Eric Charlonne, the city's construction manager, said construction at the intersection should be completed by June 6 at the latest.

"But we're still shooting for the end of the month, if things go perfectly well," he said.

The streets have been partially closed since the end of January, when a city crew performing maintenance on a sewer line noticed that air pockets had developed under the pavement, compromising the integrity of the road.

Currently, only one lane is open for northbound and southbound traffic on Brookhurst.

"We had to close off the streets because we discovered under-the-surface voids, and we didn't want vehicles to travel on it in case it potentially collapsed," Charlonne said.

He said it took about 2 1/2 months to design a solution and hire a contractor.

"But since that time, our contractor's been out there and working diligently," he said.

—Anthony Clark Carpio

Twitter: @acocarpio

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