Update: (4:21 p.m.) Work has concluded for the time being, Wednesday, Oct. 2, as a Belmont Department of Public Work crew has placed steel covers on a 20-foot long portion of Concord Avenue outbound (towards Cambridge) at the corner of Cottage Street adjacent to the Underwood Pool.
The precarious nature of the steel panels has reduced that portion of Concord Avenue to be reduced to a single lane of traffic.
Crew were working to replace a leaking 12-inch water pipe that required them to put the new extension under a culvert bringing a small brook under Concord Avenue to Clay Pit Pond.
(9:45 a.m.) Concord Avenue, one of Belmont's busiest roads, will be reduced to a single lane inbound and outbound today, Wednesday, Oct. 2, from the Belmont Public Library to the White Field House until well into the night as the Belmont Department of Public Works repairs a leaking water main.
The repairs, which was scheduled for today, calls for replacing a major 12-inch pipe located adjacent the Underwood Pool. While usually this type of repair is rather straight forward, this replacement will require working below the underground culvert that brings the Wellington Brook under Concord Avenue into Clay Pit Pond.
The work is expected to continue into the afternoon commute.