King Street Water Line Project Update March 20, 2020 by Borough Admin KING STREET WATER LINE PROJECT HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN DUE TO GOVERNOR WOLF ORDER Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations as of 8 p.m. today, March 19, to slow the spread of COVID-19. Enforcement actions against businesses that do not close physical locations will begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 21. ****UPDATE**** March 16, 2020 Main line crew will install side street stubs to the new waterline. Service crew will reconnect water service laterals on the south side of King Street between Washington and Prince. Once the south (even number) is complete, they will move to reconnect the north side (odd numbered). Traffic will be reduced to 1 lane at various times during this process. Thank you for your continued patience and support as we work towards providing a better water system. ****UPDATE**** March 6, 2020 The installation of the main waterline is approximately 90% complete. The contractor will be working on side street connections to the new line on King Street over the next several weeks. All water services between Walnut Bottom Road and Queen Street (east of Queen) have been reconnected. The contractor will continue with water service reconnections between Queen and Washington Streets next week. Arrangements for commercial establishments will be made individuallyThe contractor will continue working Monday through Thursday with Friday as a rain out day. Please be cautious in not parking in the No Parking areas; doing so interferes with work progress and may result in your vehicle being towed. We thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we work towards completing our water system improvements. ****UPDATE***** February 15, 2020 2/17/2020 – No digging. The contractor will repair ditch line if paving materials are available. 2/18 – 2/20 Main line work from Earl Street west to the bridge 2/18 – 2/20 Reconnect water service laterals from Hollar Avenue to Walnut Bottom Road – south side (even numbers) Week of 2/24/20 – Start side street tie ins beginning at Hollar Avenue and King Street on 2/25/2020 - Start testing of next segment (King Street between Queen and Washington) in preparation for water service lateral reconnection. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we seek to make improvements to our water system. ****UPDATE**** January 30, 2020 Week of February 3, 2020 Main line installation will continue from Apple Avenue towards Fayette Street. Service lateral reconnections continue from 424 East King Street towards Sherman Avenue. ****UPDATE**** January 24, 2020 The contractor will continue main line installation from Penn Street west for the next 2 – 3 weeks. Water service laterals will continue to be reconnected on the south side (even numbered) from Queen Street to Walnut Bottom Road. In order to reconnect the service laterals on this side of King Street, it is necessary to take traffic to single lane/alternating lanes. This may result in delays; please use alternate streets when possible. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. ****UPDATE**** January 16, 2020 Monday, January 20th, 2020. Up to this time, the contractor has been working on the north side (odd numbered) of King Street installing the main line and reconnecting service laterals. On Monday, they will start to reconnect the laterals on the south side (even numbered) of King Street beginning at 400 East King (corner of S.Queen/King) and proceed towards Walnut Bottom Road. In order to do this they will need to excavate on both sides of the street, while maneuvering equipment and personnel. This will take the street down to one lane/alternating traffic. Parking lanes on both sides of the street will be excavated and equipment is expected to be in the eastbound lane. Since this is the “long” side of lateral excavation I expect only 2 – 3 services a day (if all goes well), meaning this traffic pattern could be in place for the next 4 -5 weeks. The contractor works M-TH from 7am to 4 pm. The affected area will shift as progress is made. Moving forward throughout the winter months, WEATHER PERMITTED. ****Update 1/9/2020**** The contractor will continue with water service lateral reconnections along the north (odd side) side of King Street to Queen Street. Laterals will then be reconnected on the south side (even) side from Walnut Bottom to Queen Street. Construction of the water main will continue in the west end; once this section has been completed the contractor will relocate to the east end and continue with water main construction from just east of Prince Street towards the center of town. We ask your cooperation and awareness of the No Parking signs; normal workdays are Monday through Thursday with Friday as a weather make up day. Thank you for your cooperation and patience. **** Update**** “The next phase of the new water main project is about to begin. The house service connections typically should take 20 – 30 minutes of water interruption . Someone will knock on your door prior to the connection/water off. No parking signs will be posted in areas affected. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.” Schedule: Thursday, December 12th, 2019: 606 E. King Street Advance Auto 477 ½ E. King Street Friday, December 13th 2019 NO WORK Monday, December 16th, 2019: 487 E. King Street (CJ’s ) 473 E. King Street 471 East King Street 469 E. King Street This schedule will be updated every few days; please check back frequently. ****Updated**** Construction of the water main has relocated to the west end of the project, starting at the intersection of North Morris Street and King Street, progressing towards North Spring Street. We now anticipate the reconnection of water service laterals to begin on or around Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 or Thursday, December 12, 2019. Water service lateral reconnection will commence at Advanced Auto Parts at the east end of the project. Reconnections will proceed with the properties located on the north side of King Street (odd numbered properties) to the intersection of King Street and Queen Street. We are working to notify property owners of our schedule for reconnection as progress occurs. We do not anticipate the need to enter any properties; water service will be temporarily turned off (20 minutes or so) when the actual and physically connection is made. Once the water is turned back on, you may notice air (bubbles/cloudiness) in the water as air is purged from this new line. We anticipate that construction may cease during the week of 12-23-2019 through 12-27-2019, resuming 12/30/2019. This will be confirmed as we get closer to this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to make improvements to the water system. ****Updated**** The construction activities on King St for the waterline replacement project will cease from November 27th through December 2nd. On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 the contractor will commence construction activities at the west end of the project, starting at North Morris Street working towards Spring Avenue. No parking signs have been placed in these locations as traffic patterns will shift to accommodate construction activities. It is anticipated that the reconnection of individual water service laterals to the new main will start on Monday, December 9th, 2019, beginning at the area of Advanced Auto Parts and working towards Queen Street with the odd numbered properties (north side of King St.). We have attempted to contact ALL property owners within this quadrant and discuss the process. Unfortunately there are several properties in this quadrant for which we have outdated contact information. If you have not received a telephone call or voicemail from us, please contact the Shippensburg Borough office with your current information so that we may discuss this process with you. Thank you for your patience and understanding with the completion of our water system improvements. ****Updated**** No Parking on the odd side of King St. (north side) from Washington St. to Prince St. for the period of November 21st through December 12th. PLEASE NOTE THAT CONSTRUCTION WILL BE SHUT DOWN FROM NOVEMBER 27th THROUGH DECEMBER 2nd. The reconnection of water service laterals is expected to commence on Tuesday, December 3rd starting on the odd side (north) of King St. beginning with Advanced Auto Parts. We will work towards Queen St. reconnecting the odd numbered houses first. Thank you for your patience and understanding. ****Updated**** THE RECONNECTION OF WATER SERVICE LATERALS ON KING STREET, IS NOW EXPECTED TO START TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD, 2019. The properties on the ODD side of the street will be connected first, starting at the intersection of King Street and Walnut Bottom Road, working towards Queen Street. We have contacted all owners in this sector that we have current telephone numbers on file. If you have not received a call or voicemail, please contact the Borough office at 717-532-2147 in order that we may discuss the details of this process with you. As we get closer to this date, we will be contacting you again to better provide you with date and time details. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. ****Updated **** Construction of the new waterline continues with crossing through Queen Street expected to be completed Monday, November 11th, 2019 (weather dependent). Construction of the main will continue to Washington Street (expected completion around 11/22/2019 weather dependent). The reconnection of the service laterals is expected to start the week of November 18th, 2019 starting with the odd numbered properties beginning at Auto Zone and working towards Queen St. Property owners will be notified of the connection as progress occurs. Water service should only be turned off for a period of 15 – 30 minutes if your existing service lateral is structurally intact and able to be reattached. If your lateral has degenerated to a point that we are not able to connect; the Authority will construct a new lateral to the curb, you will be responsible to connect from this point and run the remainder of the new lateral, to your house/structure. There is a list of plumbers and contractors on this website that have indicated they are able to do this work; you are not required to use their services. We will notify you as soon as possible if your lateral has degenerated. Construction will be shut down for the Thanksgiving Holiday and Hunting from Thursday November 28th to Tuesday December 3, 2019. Construction continues to occur Monday through Thursday from 6:45 am to 4:45 pm with Friday as a rain out day. ****UPDATE**** October 17, 2019 Contractor will be working 7AM - 5PM in following areas: Richwalter to Hollar - Tuesday, October 15 through Tuesday, October 22 Hollar to Kenneth Ave - Thursday, October 17 through Friday, October 25 Kenneth Ave to Sherman Ave - Monday, October 21 through Monday, October 28 Sherman Ave to Queen Street - Tuesday, October 22 through Wednesday, October 30 ****UPDATE**** October 10, 2019 Contractor will be working in the area of 445 - 473 East King Street during the week of October 14, 2019 through October 17, 2019, rain date is October 18, 2019. Parking will be restricted in this area, thank you for your cooperation. ****UPDATE**** September 16, 2019 Contractor for the water line project will be planning on mobilizing equipment over the next two weeks and are planning on construction starting the week of October 7. Contractor will be starting at the area of Rt 11 & Rt 174 and heading South on Rt 11.