Town News


Posted on: December 10, 2019

Utility Work Update

Click here for the map showing the current status of utility and infrastructure repair work.

As part of the current phase of work, Washington Gas is installing new gas mains and house service connections on the streets shown in green on the map.  In January 2020, Washington Gas is scheduled to begin main replacements on the streets shown in red on the map.  Washington Gas expects to substantially complete its work on Town streets by the end of March 2020.  As with the previous phase of work, the Town has entered into an agreement whereby Washington Gas will reimburse the Town for street repaving following the current phase of work.  This allows the Town to make more comprehensive repairs to streets, sidewalks and pavement than would otherwise occur if Washington Gas repaved the roads immediately following its work.

Next spring, the Town will begin concrete repairs on streets shown in green and red on the map.  Some of the streets are due for extensive concrete repairs, and this work is likely to extend into late summer.  As the concrete work is completed, the Town will resurface the streets.  The plan is to divide the repaving project into two phases, one in the summer and one in the fall.  The exact timing of the work is largely dependent on Washington Gas staying on schedule, how quickly the concrete repairs can be made, and if Washington Gas is able to decommission the low-pressure lines in a timely way.  Any paving that cannot be completed in the fall of 2020 will be scheduled for the spring of 2021. 

Looking ahead, Washington Gas anticipates beginning the final phase of main replacements on the streets shown in blue on the map in 2022 or 2023.  They do not have a firm schedule for this work, and historically the estimates have not proven to be very accurate.  WSSC is developing plans to replace the water mains on Thornapple Street and Leland Street, both between Meadow Lane and Connecticut Avenue.  The work will not occur for at least 3 years.

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