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Fitzwater Street in Salisbury Set to Face Repairs and Repaving by End of September

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SALISBURY, Md.- While Riverside Circle construction begins in the coming weeks in Salisbury, nearby Fitzwater Street will also be getting a makeover.

Salisbury Infrastructure and Development Director Amanda Pollack says towards the end of the month, a new pump station and sewage lining will go on Fitzwater Street.

"There's a lot of utility work to be done first, but then we will repave the road. So it's very nice. You've seen pieces of Fitzwater and Parsons [Road] get paved over the years, this will finally connect that," Pollack said. 

Daniel Mears is the head chef and co-owner of the Mad Hatter Cafe on Fitzwater Street.  Mears says the street is in desperate need of repairs. 

"I would say it's definitely the first road in Salisbury that needs to be looked at. It's definitely the worst road to ride back and forth on," Mears said. 

Malcolm Scott says driving down Fitzwater Street is an adventure.

"With all of the potholes and everything it is tearing my vehicle apart and everybody else's. And something has got to be done," Scott said.

But one problem that won't be fixed on Fitzwater Street?  The flooding. 

"It's still an incredibly low lying area, and we looked at it. But you can't raise the road up high enough to completely fix the flooding without causing major problems for the property owners on either side," Pollack said. 

But the good news is that Pollack does not anticipate having to close Fitzwater Street off completely to commuters.  If anything, she says flaggers will move traffic to one lane of traffic, but even that shouldn't last long. 

Pollack says construction should start by the end of September and last 18 months.

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