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Sewer repair work to begin soon

| Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002

Sewer rehabilitation work along Jacks Run Road in Bellevue and Ross Township should begin soon so that crews can finish in time for a scheduled bridge closing next March.

The cost for the rehabilitation is lower than the original $1.8 million estimate, according to Rick Marciniak, Bellevue engineer. The borough council Tuesday awarded the contract to the low bidder, Alex E. Paris Contracting Inc. of Atlasburg, Washington County. The firm's bid for the project was $1.55 million, Marciniak told the council.

Replacement of the Brighton Road bridge is expected to take a year, Marciniak said. By beginning the sewer project now, the contractor should finish work in time for the bridge closing, he said.

The project is a joint venture between the borough, Ross Township and the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority.

"Alcosan is taking the initiative to rehabilitated the sewers from the bridge to the Ohio River," Marciniak said.

"This will show the (U.S. Environmental Protection Authority) we are doing what they want us to do," Councilman Richard Furis said.

The joint project is to be managed by the City of Pittsburgh Public Works Department, Marciniak said. The council earlier had approved payment of $55,000 to the city for Bellevue's share of management costs.

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