Centreville construction continues on schedule
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.