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Water Main Break Causes Road to Buckle in Rosslyn

by ARLnow.com — December 29, 2011 at 11:30 am 1,921 3 Comments

A water main break has closed 19th Street N. between N. Kent Street and Arlington Ridge Road in Rosslyn.

Arlington County crews have stopped the flow of water from the break, but not before part of 19th Street buckled upward due to the pressure of the water.

The road closure is not otherwise impacting traffic in Rosslyn, which has been relatively light this week. No word yet on when the road may reopen.

  • True Redneck

    I want Arlington to turn into Hazard County so I can jump my General Lee around town with reckless abandonment. By the way, I’ve seen worse roads than this in Arlington. For example, when you get off Rt 50 EB and turn left onto N. Rhodes.

    • Dave

      Talk with VDOT about their service road for 50. 703-486-3393 for their office on Columbia Pike, 703-383-VDOT may still work for regional issues. And report potholes on Arlington streets at arlingtonva.us, searching for potholes to be linked to an online form for reporting. If folks report VDOT roads to Arlington, they will get forwarded to the appropriate folks at VDOT.

  • Broken_Record

    You know, part of living in civilization is accepting that water mains break and that streets erode and sometimes go a while before being properly fixed.

    However, I wonder…I just wonder…how much better spent the Artisphere tax money would have been on water main and road upkeep. Not that the Artisphere is any less essential than the streets and water or anything…

    Heck with it. Let’s build a surefire hit of a trolley on Colombia Pike!

    Property taxes? Hardly high enough, not with the current value for dollars spent!

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