Cen­tre­ville con­struc­tion con­tin­ues on sched­ule

Sunday Star - - LOCAL - By HAN­NAH COMBS [email protected]­times.com

CENTREVLLE — Con­struc­tion in town con­tin­ues as Phase 3 of Cen­tre­ville’s project to up­grade wa­ter and sewer lines is un­der­way.

A ma­jor­ity of the work oc­cur­ring at the be­gin­ning of the month is near Ridgeview Av­enue and Lit­tle Kid­well Av­enue, in the area of Com­merce Street, and those streets will be re­duced to a one-lane op­er­a­tion for util­ity con­struc­tion.

Town of­fi­cials re­mind travelers that Com­merce Street is a one-way street go­ing north. All mo­torists should abide by this traf­fic direc­tion. Lawyer’s Row con­tin­ues to be a one-way street, and driv­ers are able to exit onto Lib­erty Street by mak­ing a manda­tory right turn.

Signs have been placed along Lib­erty Street to help guide traf­fic east for restau­rants, shops and schools on that side of town. Driv­ers are urged to use cau­tion as road sur­faces re­main un­even on Lib­erty and Com­merce streets un­til a com­plete resur­fac­ing can oc­cur fol­low­ing con­struc­tion. Lo­cal traf­fic is lim­ited to those work­ing, liv­ing or vis­it­ing in Cen­tre­ville.

Project man­ager Michael White­hill can be reached at 443-988-1947 or at mi [email protected]­hill­con­sult­ingllc.com.

Work con­tin­ues to re­place the state Route 213 bridges over Gravel Run and Old Mill Stream Branch in Cen­tre­ville. Pre­lim­i­nary work has been fo­cused on util­ity re­lo­ca­tions, site clear­ing, drainage and stag­ing in prepa­ra­tion for a busy spring, said Bob Rager, Mary­land State High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion dis­trict com­mu­nity li­ai­son.

At the north end of town, crews have placed bar­rier walls to al­low for safe de­mo­li­tion of the Gravel Run bridge para­pets (walls). On the south end, the stag­ing area for the new bridge over Old Mill Stream Branch has been cleared and prepped. The new bridge will be built here to min­i­mize traf­fic im­pacts, then moved into place on the ex­ist­ing Route

213 align­ment and fin­ished over the course of sev­eral week­ends, he said.

For the next few weeks, ex­pect to see site prep work con­tinue along with pre­lim­i­nary drainage im­prove­ments, Rager said. Traf­fic im­pacts should be min­i­mal through most of the win­ter.

Dur­ing the De­cem­ber meet­ing, the town coun­cil ap­proved the “bet­ter­ment” up­grade of the wa­ter and sewer lines in the area of the SHA Mill­stream Bridge project from 8-inch pipes to

12-inch wa­ter pipes and 10inch sewer pipes — with an as­so­ci­ated cost of $54,951. The up­siz­ing of both the sewer and wa­ter mains un­der the Mill­stream at this cur­rent time as­sures that growth on the south end of town, which is con­sis­tent with Cen­tre­ville’s Com­mu­nity Plan, can be ac­com­mo­dated, ac­cord­ing to Cen­tre­ville Pub­lic Works.

In other busi­ness, coun­cil mem­bers ap­proved trans­fer­ring all avail­able ac­count bal­ances, with the ex­cep­tion of the per­ma­nent fund, to an In­sured Cash Sweep ac­count with Shore United Bank.


The bridge over Old Mill Stream is one of the last pieces of con­struc­tion sched­uled for the Town of Cen­tre­ville ahead of the State High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion resur­fac­ing the roads through town some­time this year.

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