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Work Continues to Overhaul Fitzwater Street in Salisbury

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SALISBURY, Md.- Work is underway to overhaul Fitzwater Street in Salisbury. Drivers call it one of the most waterlogged and bumpy roadways in the city.

"Even when it's not raining, you can see [the water] coming up out of the drains. The water just has nowhere to go," said Michael Carpenter of Salisbury.

Beneath the surface, crews will replace sewer lines as part of the $5.5 million project. At the street level, road grade angle alterations will be implemented to ease ponding issues, and a wastewater pump station will be rebuilt.  New streetscaping will follow, bringing curbing, sidewalks, and lighting which the city said will match the look of improvements already happening on Main Street in downtown Salisbury.

As work continues, drivers can expect occasional temporary lane closures in one direction or the other. However, the city said there should not be any closures that affect the flow of traffic in both directions at the same time.

Crews recently completed work to replace a section of the sewer main that failed earlier this month. The westbound lane closure that was in effect while that work was underway has been lifted.

The city said the entire project should be complete in two years.

 

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