Charleston, W.Va. (June 26, 2017) – West Virginia American Water announced today that it is beginning a water infrastructure improvement project this week along Bridge Road in South Hills. The approximately $70,000 project will replace 500 feet of 1950s-era water line with new six-inch PVC line. The project will take place along Bridge Road beginning at Walnut Road.
Construction activities will begin on Wednesday, June 28 to accommodate the neighborhood’s annual Bridge Road Shops “BridgeFest” on Tuesday evening. Traffic delays are expected, as Bridge Road will be restricted to one lane during construction. Parking spaces along a section of Bridge Road will be unavailable for periods of time throughout the project, but parking will remain available in the Rite Aid and Bridge Road Shops parking lots. Construction activities will take place on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Weather permitting, the project will be completed in approximately three weeks. Motorists are asked to use caution when passing through work zones and may want to consider alternate routes during construction.
West Virginia American Water and its contractor have notified local businesses and will work diligently to coordinate any temporary water service interruptions necessary to complete the project. West Virginia American Water apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this project may cause and will work to minimize water service and traffic disruptions. Upon completion, the upgrade will improve service reliability and water flows to customers in the area.
In an effort to improve communication about water system upgrades to customers, West Virginia American Water recently launched its 2017 Infrastructure Upgrade StoryMap – a user-friendly, easily accessible online map that allows customers to view details about water main replacement projects and other capital investments as they are under construction and completed.