bypass Closed! The sewer pipe broke and the trail
surface is now at the bottom of the hill.
Updated Wednesday, May 20, 2003.
About a week ago the sewer pipe under the Durabond bypass
trail broke. This caused the entire hillside to slide,
taking out a section of the sewer pipe and a piece of the
trail. A temporary sewer pipe was quickly placed. We now
need to wait until the ground dries out before permanent
repairs can be made. Also some engineering needs to be
done to see if a more stable underground surface is possible.
A sewer inspection firm that utilizes sewer crawling cameras
has been hired to inspect the remaining pipe to see if there
may be other leaks and what damage has been done to the
remaining pipe. For now the area is soggy with sewage
and will soon be crawling with construction equipment.
Therefore the trail in this area is closed. At this
point in time (May 21) it is unsure when it will be
reopened, but it will be reopened.
This is the section of trail about a mile north of Boston
that overlooks the Durabond pipe processing plant.
The Durabond Bypass section of
the Youghiogheny River Trail is closed to all traffic.
The area is still unsafe and unstable.
Further slippage is possible. There is absolutely no
trespassing allowed. Be safe and follow the posted
detour until the slip has been repaired. We will not be
responsible for any injuries!!
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