Water main repairs to close portion of Fifth Street

Work to repair a leaking water main may cause some traffic headaches in downtown Columbus as we close out the work week.

Aimee Morris, with the city’s Engineering Department, says that, beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, the westbound lane of Fifth Street, between Jackson Street and Brown Street will be closed. Officials expect the repairs to be finished, and traffic restored, by 4 p.m. on Friday.

Morris says that Columbus City Utilities will be continuing repairs to the water main that began last week. City officials are asking you to avoid this area and to use an alternate route.