Construction begins on Railroad Street

An extensive, but meticulously-planned water main project is underway on Railroad Street in Parkersburg.

When completed, 3,364 feet of new water main will have been installed on Railroad Street from Miners Street to North Johnson Street, in addition to repairs to curbs and gutters along Railroad Street and upgrading the storm sewer system, underground sewer pipes and nearby sidewalks and pedestrian handicap ramps.

City Administrator Chris Luhring emphasized the importance of minimizing the effect of this project on traffic flow in the downtown business district – he said the contractors hired for this job were paid extra to complete the project in two separate sections.

The first phase of the project resulted in the closing of Railroad Street between Miners Street and 6th Street/Highway 14 late last week.

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