Construction causing delays on Jefferson Avenue in Washington

July 21, 2014
Workers with Casper Colosimo and Sons from Pittsburgh begin work to replace 1,200 feet of water line on West Wylie Avenue at Jefferson Avenue in Washington next to McDonald’s Monday. Traffic will be restricted to one lane during the work. - Jim McNutt / Observer-Reporter Order a Print

Construction to repair a large box culvert and sewer line below Jefferson and Wylie avenues in Washington is expected to continue until Wednesday.

The replacement of the 6-by-6-foot culvert and storm runoff pipelines along both sides of Wylie Avenue began Monday after heavy rain July 13 flooded the problematic intersection, city Councilman Ken Westcott said.

He added crews are removing an abandoned gas line in that area that also was causing problems. The project will cost the city about $30,000, Westcott said.

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