The city of St. Cloud has updated the situation on Old Canoe Creek Road, estimating to complete work repairing a pipe failure and street collapse on Feb. 29.

A nine-foot pipe failed on Dec. 18, allowing the sidewalk along Old Canoe Creek to collapse, and the two southbound lanes and a adjacent turn lane to be compromised, between U.S. 192 and Neptune Road. The road has been closed since.

The city has contracted Jr. Davis Construction to remove the metal pipe and replace it with a reinforced concrete box culvert. Because of the scope of the project, which includes full engineering, permitting, demolishing some of the old infrastructure and building it new, moving some utility lines, installing multiple sections of reinforced concrete box culverts and rebuilding the sidewalk and guardrail, the work will continue for about another seven weeks. This is in order to finish a complete repair process, city officials said Tuesday.

The stretch of Old Canoe Creek is open for local business traffic only. Through traffic must use Neptune Road or Sergeant Boyd Graham Road. A temporarily traffic signal is in use at Boyd Graham and Neptune due to volume of detoured traffic.