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Chevy Chase Lake Drive Reopens After Water Main Break

By Aaron Kraut

Tuesday - 4/23/2013, 4:15pm  ET

Water main break at Connecticut Avenue and Chevy Chase Lake Drive Chevy Chase Lake Drive after road repavement and repairs

One of the last remaining signs of last month’s major water main break in Chevy Chase has been repaired, as Chevy Chase Lake Drive has been reopened.

The March 18 break of the main transmission line sent water shooting 30 feet high at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Chevy Chase Lake Drive, causing a downed power line, downed trees and torn up asphalt along the two-lane road.

WSSC had Connecticut Avenue fully reopened by the end of that week and mandatory water restrictions were called off by that weekend. But the repairs of Chevy Chase Lake Drive left some headaches for residents of HOC housing, workers at the 8401 Connecticut Avenue office building and customers of businesses there.

The Chevy Chase Land Company which owns the 8401 Connecticut building and has its headquarters there, asked tenants to park in the parking lot behind the nearby shopping center. Customers and visitors were allowed to park for free at the surface lot at 8401.

That road has been completely repaved with new yellow lane markings. The reconstruction of the sidewalk on the south side of the road is complete.

WSSC spokesperson I.J. Hudson said some tree planting and stream bank restoration work remains. WSSC is responsible for repairing roads, trees and sidewalks damaged by water main breaks.

Some photos via WSSC

Chevy Chase Lake Drive after repairs. The road was torn up and badly damaged during the March 18 water main break in Chevy Chase. Chevy Chase Lake Drive after repairs. The road was torn up and badly damaged during the March 18 water main break in Chevy Chase. Water main break at Connecticut Avenue and Chevy Chase Lake Drive, via WSSC Water main break at Connecticut Avenue and Chevy Chase Lake Drive, via WSSC Water main break at Connecticut Avenue and Chevy Chase Lake Drive, via WSSC Water main break at Connecticut Avenue and Chevy Chase Lake Drive Water main break at Connecticut Avenue and Chevy Chase Lake Drive Water main break at Connecticut Avenue and Chevy Chase Lake Drive