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Washington Gas and WSSC are beginning extensive infrastructure replacement projects in the Town. An informational meeting with representatives from Washington Gas and WSSC is scheduled for April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall for residents to learn more about the upcoming projects.
Washington Gas has begun a large gas main replacement project to improve system reliability and increase capacity. The contractor is currently working on Meadow Lane near Thornapple Street. The project is expected to take 15 months. In May, 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 will also impact several trees on public property that are located in conflict with the 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. More information about these impacts will be available at the public meeting and on the Town website following the meeting. The Town will help coordinate repairs to each street and will ensure accurate and timely notice to residents of scheduled work, lane closures, service interruptions, and parking restrictions in the impacted areas. A map of the impacted streets has been posted on the Town’s website. 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.Please contact the Town Office if you have any questions about the proposed work.
Please find below the utility map and presentation PowerPoints for upcoming utility projects in Town.
Washington Gas Presentation