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Sewickley council approves Ferry Street upgrades

| Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, 9:48 p.m.

Sewickley Council members approved spending nearly $975,000 for above- and below-ground work on Ferry Street.

The project — set to begin next month — includes reconstruction of sanitary sewers, storm sewers and repaving, borough Manager Kevin Flannery said.

Council members approved the spending Monday night in an 8-0 vote. Member Stan Ference was not present.

The water authority's portion for line replacement work is $215,436.

During the project, Sewickley Water Authority crews will replace an aging water line along the road.

“While we have it open, we're going to fix everything,” Flannery said.

Repaving work of the street also includes curbs and sidewalks.

The work is slated for the entire stretch of Ferry Street — from Chadwick Street to Little Street, Flannery said. A meeting will be planned next month for residents affected by the project. A time and date has not yet been made available.

No other road project work will be completed this year, he said.

Borough leaders are considering three streets next year as part of their annual road project budget, Flannery said. They include Centennial Avenue, from Blackburn Road to Boundary Street; Cochran Street, from Beaver Street to Centennial Avenue; and Dippold Street, from Route 65.

Preliminary numbers in the borough's budget show the work could cost around $737,500.

In 2016, the borough could spend about $700,000 on three streets, including Hill Street, with work that could be done with the water authority.

In December, water authority Director Brian Hohman said work on about 1,200 feet of line along Ferry Street is slated to begin in the first quarter of the year, he said.

Additional work is planned in the summer along a portion of Route 65.

The largest of the three water authority projects this year includes work on a stretch of Centennial Avenue between Nevin Avenue and Blackburn Road.

Deciding how to plan the Centennial Avenue project would include considering where residents could park as work is completed by the borough or water authority.

“The bigger problem is trying to figure out parking” for residents, he said. “That's going to be a real hard thing to do.”

When the borough considers work on Centennial Avenue, Flannery said the project might be staged in sections to alleviate parking issues.

Bobby Cherry is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-324-1408 or rcherry@tribweb.com.

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