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On April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall, the Town will host an informational meeting with representatives from Washington Gas and WSSC to review and discuss plans for extensive utility replacement projects in Town.
Washington Gas has begun a large-scale 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 also will 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 provide 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. Following the work, the Town will coordinate repairs to each impacted street.
Please contact the Town Office if you have any questions about the proposed work.
Please click here to view a map of the utility replacement project.