Town of Ocean City Announces Winter Projects - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Town of Ocean City Announces Winter Projects

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OCEAN CITY, Md - The Town of Ocean City's Public Works Department will be starting several projects beginning this month that involve traffic lane closures or detours.  The projects, which are scheduled to be completed between December 2012 and May 2013, range from water main installation to road improvements.

The projects are as follows:

 - St. Louis Avenue Repaving:  On October 15, 2012, Public Works will be closing St. Louis Ave. from Talbot Street to 1st Street in order to repave the road. This section, which goes under the Route 50 Bridge, will close at 6 a.m. on October 15, and re-open on Friday, October 19; however, weather or high tides could delay the re-opening.

Completion date for this project is October 15, 2012.

 - 45th to 51st Street 24" Raw Water Main:  On October 15, 2012, a contractor working for the Town will begin installation of a new 24" raw water main, in the center lane of northbound Coastal Highway beginning at 45th Street and ending between 51st Street and 52nd Street at the site of a new production well, also being installed this fall.

Multiple lane closures during the work week and into the weekend are expected.  The same contractor will also be performing road repairs on the asphalt, placed this spring, in the southbound fast lane of Coastal Highway from 49th Street to 26th. This work should not involve major long term lane closures.

Completion date for this project is December 15, 2012.

 - St. Louis Avenue Water, Sewer, and Roadway Improvements 10th to 17th Street - Phase I:  On October 22, 2012, a contractor working for the Town will begin the rebuilding of St. Louis Avenue from 10th to 17th Street, which is the Phase 1 area of a multiyear project. Areas of St. Louis Avenue will be closed during the week to allow this work to be performed, including no parking restrictions. Detours will be prevalent, with traffic being diverted to signalized intersections on Philadelphia Avenue.  All cross streets in the project area will remain open after hours and on weekends.

Completion Date for this project is May 1, 2013. 

 - City Wide Potable Valve Exercising:  On October 15, Utility Services Company will begin water valve exercising, but will not require major or long term temporary traffic control measures. While all 1500 valves will be operated, noticeable water shutoffs should not be an issue. A fire hydrant flushing will also take place, in conjunction with the valve exercise operation. After valves are exercised, the hydrants will be flushed in the same area to remove any debris introduced by the valve testing. Due to the exercise project, there will not be a night time, major fire hydrant flushing operation this fall as usual, but will resume this coming March 2013.

Completion date for this project is May 14, 2013.

 - Old Landing Road Wastewater Pumping Station Improvements:  Reconstruction of the Old Landing wastewater pumping station project will begin the later part of October 2012. The project will require no parking areas to facilitate the construction and sewer by-pass operation, but should not affect normal traffic.

Completion date for this project is May 1, 2013.  

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