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CONTACT: Colleen Doctorian, public information officer, 816-513-0232


Southbound lanes of Highway 169 reopened

The water line has been repaired and pavement restored allowing the southbound lanes of Highway 169 to be reopened at 5 am his morning. A combination of Water Services Pipeline crews and its restoration contractor, J.M. Fahey Construction Company worked nearly continuously to make the repairs ahead of schedule.

"While the water main break that caused the shut down was unfortunate, the quick repair and earlier than expected opening this morning show how well our Kansas City crews respond when called upon," said Mayor Mark Funkhouser.

For more information, contact Colleen Doctorian, public information officer for the Water Services Department at (816) 513-0232.

The Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department maintains and operates water collection, processing and distribution systems, stormwater management and control systems, and waste water collection and processing systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City region. Operation is funded entirely by fees charged to customers based on their use of products and services, not by taxes.

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