Sewer main repair to disrupt travel in southern Shreveport | Environment
Folks in one part of southeast Shreveport will have to live with the smell of raw sewage and a closed road as city crews work to repair a sewer main. The road is expected to reopen by Wednesday morning.
Monday morning about 9:00 a.m., the city's Water and Sewage Department closed Overton Brooks Road from its intersection with Norris Ferry Road west to the railroad crossing.
Those same repairs also mean several sewer lift stations will shut down temporarily. When they do, the city will divert the sewage into a pair of city holding basins. One basin sits near Church and Grantham Streets, while the other is south of Bert Kouns Industrial Loop and east of Newcastle Subdivision.
People in these areas may notice a sewer odor over the next several days until the sewer main is fixed and the sewage in the basins can be put back into the system.
A department spokesperson says crews making the repairs will do what they can to minimize the smell and have the repairs done as soon as possible.