City aims to reopen two lanes of 21st Street at Peoria early next week

TULSA, Okla. — Police said replacement work for a water line break near 21st and Peoria began on Thursday.

The water line broke just west of Peoria around 1 p.m. Tuesday. Officials say the break caused a sinkhole near the intersection.

The broken line dates back to the 1940s. In 2015, the city started a reconstruction project on 21st to replace pavement and water lines on the east side. The break happened on the west side.

Crews will replace the broken line with a brand new one. Officials say work to replace the line began on Thursday.

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The intersection is closed due to the massive hole in the road. It will remain closed through the upcoming weekend.

Officials hope to hope to open two lanes of 21st Street with access to northbound Peoria by early next week.

Officials turned off the water so that they could begin repairs, it has now been restored to people in the area.

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Posted by FOX23 Cailey Dougherty on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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