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Allegheny Trail Alliance
Durabond Bypass Closed

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Durabond 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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