Road repairs underway near Narberth tunnel

UPDATE: 3:45 p.m.

Until around 3 p.m. Monday, Narberth and Lower Merion residents werel without access to the Narberth tunnel on North Wynnewood Avenue. At that time, Narberth Borough officials said construction workers hadn't completely opened the road to drivers, but were using flags and signs to allow minimal through traffic.

As reported in the Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch, the old water pipes running under Wynnewood and Haverford Avenues have burst several times within the last month, and a burst last week forced the tunnel to close Thursday morning until 4 p.m. the next day. The hole where the main broke was covered to allow for weekend traffic on the road until this morning.

Borough Assisant Manager Fred Hansell told Neighbors Main Line this morning that crews were installing a new water pipe on the road, hopefully allowing drivers access to the tunnel by 3 p.m.

After that time, Hansell told Neighbors that construction workers need an extra day to finish repairs, and that the tunnel portion of the road should be available to residents as early as tomorrow.

Hansell suggested that drivers in the nearby area of repairs between Wynnewood and Montgomery avenues take South Sabine Avenue to Penn Road, which empties into East Wynnewood, providing access to Lancaster Avenue.

Check back with Neighbors Main Line for updates.