Past Updates

Construction Update
December 8, 2023

The Water Main Replacement contractor is still working on Phase 2 of the project.  There are only a few more connections remaining for Phase 2 to be completed. 

Verizon had an emergency repair over the weekend that is still ongoing, which has caused an unplanned delay in the schedule. 

If you receive a door hanger with estimated shut off times. Please know that the actual loss of water time will likely be no more than a 1-hour window. Thank you all for your patience!

Construction Update
October 4, 2023

The Main Steet water main project is underway. The phase one work of new valves and pipes is located at the intersection of Longwell Avenue and E. Main Street. Phase one is over half way complete and preparations for phase two are underway.

Phase two will consist of the water main replacement and service connections along E. Main Street from Longwell Avenue to Railroad Avenue.  The Temporary by-pass line is being assembled along the West bound lane of E. Main Street. The service connections will start to be transferred on October 10th, 2023, to the temporary by-pass line to allow for the construction of the new water main and service connections. The transfer of the service connection to the temporary by-pass line will require an approximately 60-minute shut off of water to the building to allow for the transfer of connection.  

There will be notifications given out to the building owners as soon as the date of transfer is known via email, door hangers and website.

Preconstruction Notification
August 15, 2023

As part of the upcoming Main Street water main replacement project, this notice is to inform and outline the type and area of work. The water main replacement will be from the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue to Longwell Avenue, shown in the image below. The map shows the estimated start and finish dates for each phase of construction. This is an estimated timeline and can be affected by several variables. Updates will be posted on this page.

This project will replace an existing water main and service connections in the outlined area. The new service line will be replaced to the existing shutoff valves. This work will be done in 8 phases and total time of construction will be approximately 220 days. Construction is scheduled to start on September 14, 2023.

Key information:

1. Workdays will be Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
2. All roads will remain open with two-way traffic during construction.
3. No parking areas will be kept to a minimum.
4. Sidewalks will remain open.
5. Water disruptions will be minimal and coordinated with owners.

Mayor Becker will hold a community meeting for the public at the City Administration building located at 45 w. Main Street on August 28, 2023, at 5:30 pm. Mayor and city staff will discuss the project and be available for any questions afterwards.

Contacts for this project will be Deputy Director John Dick and Economic Development Coordinator Melissa Thorn our contact information is below. Please direct any concerns or questions about project construction to Mr. Dick.

John C. Dick                                                                 Melissa Thorn
Deputy Director of Public Works                             Economic Development Coordinator                             
443-909-9622                                                              410-848-5294

The water main replacement will be from the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue to Longwell Avenue, shown in the image below.

Preconstruction map

Phase and Estimated Dates                                     Approximate Address
Phase 1 - September 14, 2023 to October 5, 2023              73 to 82 E. Main Street
Phase 2 – September 27, 2023 to November 29, 2023       5 to 73 E. Main Street
Phase 3 – January 4, 2023 to January 22, 2024                     4 W. Main Street to 5 E. Main Street
Phase 4 – January 10, 2024 to February 23, 2024                14 to 42 W. Main Street
Phase 5 – November 7, 2023 to January 3, 2024                 4 to 14 W. Main Street
Phase 6 – February 5, 2024 to March 21, 2024                    42 to 59 W. Main Street
Phase 7 – March 11, 2024 to April 30, 2024                          59 to 85 W. Main Street
Phase 8 – April 16, 2024 to June 3, 2024                                85 to 107 W. Main Street