2 Norfolk pump stations that failed during Hurricane Matthew to get renovations


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Renovations to pump stations near two major Norfolk intersections that failed during Hurricane Matthew will require certain lane closures for several months. 

Public Works crews were supposed to start work the first week of January, but the renovations have been pushed back to February because there is a delay in getting the parts, according to city officials.

Crews will be making repairs to and renovating the pump stations at Virginia Beach Blvd. near Tidewater Dr. and Brambleton Ave. near Tidewater Dr. that were damaged during October 2016 in Hurricane Matthew.

Heavy rains in a short period during the storm overwhelmed the station, which caused the underpasses to flood because the pumps stopped working. 

Norfolk officials say the repairs to pumps, valves and piping, and modifications to storm drains will take at least six months to complete. 

During that work, drivers are encouraged to take alternate routes to avoid congestion. 

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