(Aurora, Ind.) – Traffic is stinking on U.S. 50 in Aurora Tuesday morning, literally.
A sewer main buried beneath U.S. 50 between Billingsley Road and Wilson Creek Road burst overnight Tuesday. The break caused part of the road to bubble up.
In order to fix the main break, Aurora Utilities crews have had to dig up the highway.
As a result, the two eastbound U.S. 50 lanes have been closed, with traffic going to one lane that shifts into the center turn lane at the worksite. Aurora Utilities said they are hopeful the two lanes will reopen around noon Tuesday.
This is not the first issue in that area for the sewer line which carries sewage to the South Dearborn Regional Sewer District plant along Tanners Creek in Lawrenceburg. There have been several main breaks in the area in recent years, most recently last June
The sewer pipe was installed in 1972, but was not beneath the pavement until U.S. 50 was later widened.