Mike Martorana, owner of The Tree Doctors and Vice President of Parkesburg Area Business Association (PABA), created these notes documenting a December 1st meeting between about the evacuation and uneven pavement of Main Street by the Pennsylvania Water Company:
- Jim Thomas, Parkesburg Borough Manager
- Brian Sheller, Parkesburg Police Chief
- Kathy Rick, President, Parkesburg Borough Council
- Mike Martorana, PABA VP
- Jay Discianni, Contractor for Anrich, Inc.
- Jim Kelly, PA American Water
Scope of the project: There is an approved project to replace 1) the main sewer line running east and west in the center of Main Street, 2) the sewer lateral lines to buildings on both sides of the main sewer line and then (3) replacing water lines running down the center of Main Street.
Current status: The first part of the project has been going on now in Main Street, with the inconvenience already experienced to businesses and traffic. PennDot has issued a permit to close Main Street, almost entirely, to allow for the second and third parts of the construction.
Next step: The second part of the project involves the replacement of those lateral lines, extending north and south from the main sewer line, to businesses and housing on either side of the street. That may commence in the next month or two.
The third part of the project will involve the replacement/installation of water lines running east and west.
Construction of all three phases is due to be completed by April or May 2016.
The PennDot permit now in place for phase two and three of project requires the closing of Main Street. Anrich, Inc., is attempting to secure a PennDot permit to only partially close Main Street as needed, pretty much as it is now. This should mean that cars, delivery vehicles, police and emergency vehicles will have access intermittently.
The project will be temporarily halted from December 23rd until January 4th to allow for increased traffic and to ease access over the holidays. The construction company will be working in the street from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM each weekday. Only 100′ of the road will be worked on at a time.
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