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Washington Gas and WSSC are planning to undertake extensive infrastructure replacement projects in the Town over the next several years. An informational meeting with representatives from Washington Gas and WSSC was held on January 6 at 7 p.m., in the Town Hall for residents to learn more about the upcoming projects.
In early February 2016, Washington Gas is scheduled to begin a large gas main replacement project to improve system reliability and increase capacity. The project is expected to take 15 months. In the spring of 2016, WSSC is scheduled to begin Phase 1 of a two phase water main replacement and relocation project, with Phase 2 scheduled to begin in early 2017. Phase 1 is scheduled to take 28 months to complete, while Phase 2 is scheduled to take 15 months to complete.
Although the work will be noisy, disrupt streets and rights-of-way, and cause parking and traffic inconveniences to residents, the work is necessary given the age of the existing infrastructure. The planned work also will impact several trees on public property that are located in conflict with buried utility lines. The Town is working with arborists from the utility companies to minimize these impacts by adjusting the proposed plans to protect the trees wherever possible.
The Town will ensure accurate and timely notice to residents of scheduled work, lane closures, service interruptions, and parking restrictions in the impacted areas. Please find below a map of the impacted streets. Affected streets include all or portions of: 44th, 45th, 46th, Willow, Leland, Curtis, Oakridge, Tarrytown, Stanford, Thornapple, Rosemary, Ridge, Walsh, Beechwood, Sycamore, Hillcrest, Bradley, Maple, Maple Terrace, Ridgewood, East, West, and Meadow.
Following the work, the Town will coordinate repairs to each impacted street.
Please find below the utility map and presentation PowerPoints for the upcoming projects.
Washington Gas Presentation