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Downtown Purchase Street Will Be Closed for Three Weeks

emergency city sewer work Purchase Street april 2022

Beginning this Thursday May 6th, a section of downtown Purchase Street will be closed during the daytime hours for three weeks.

The street closure – related to the Locust Avenue sewer main replacement – will be from the Boston Post Road (from the Square House) to Smith Street. The work on both Locust and Purchase Street will take place from 7:30 AM to 4 PM, with the road re-opening to cars in the evening.

The same area was closed on Thursday, April 28th for emergency repairs.

The street will be open to pedestrian traffic only during work hours.

The Locust Avenue sewer main handles all volume from the Central Business District. The sewer current and upcoming rebuild is part of the DEC and Save the Sound agreement. Save the Sound sued Rye and other local municipalities back in 2015 over raw sewage that was leaking into waterways and down into the Long Island Sound.

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