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Sewer upgrades force road closures in Whitehall

| Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, 2:12 p.m.

Work on $3 million in upgrades to sanitary sewers along Weyman Road and Doverdell Drive between Village Lane and Sherwood Drive will cause traffic detours for a month, but should alleviate flooding at Caste Village and a handful of homes on Doverdell Drive and Weyman roads in Whitehall Borough, officials said.

Borough officials have hired A. Merante Contracting Inc. to install a new storm sewer system, which includes a large underground detention tank, concrete manholes, catch basins, new sanitary sewer piping, as well as repairs to the existing sewer system. New concrete curb and asphalt paving will be installed once the underground work is completed.

Work on the project began Sept. 25 and is expected to continue through Nov. 1. As a result of this project, Weyman Road will be closed between the intersections of Village Lane and Baptist Road.

“We're hoping this will eliminate some of the flooding that has been going on for the last 30 to 40 years,” James Leventry, borough manager, said. “Hopefully the water will end up in the pipes and not the basements.”

Suzanne Elliott is a Tribune-Review staff writer. She can be reached at or 412-871-2346.

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