Bloomington officials say recent repairs to the city’s storm water infrastructure on 3rd Street are only a temporary solution.
Last month the city closed the intersection of 3rd and Lincoln streets after an inspection revealed the Jordan River culvert running underneath the street was unsafe.
The city says recent repairs on that portion of the road and tunnel are only expected to last five years.
Last month’s inspection warranted immediate repairs, but Bloomington Utilities is currently devising plans to more permanently address the storm water issues.
Officials say reconstruction of the Jordan River culvert between 2nd and 4th streets will be the focus of the future renovations. That portion of the storm water infrastructure hadn’t been formally inspected in two decades.
The cost and timetable of the renovations are still unknown at this time.