Resurfacing of Three Newtown Streets Signifies Transition of Extensive Drainage Project from Residential Area onto US 13 Business

(October 26, 2015) – For many residents along parts of Isabella Street, Park Avenue and William Street in Salisbury, the sight of paving crews this week may be a welcome relief. Following extensive drainage and water line work under these small neighborhood streets, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will restore the ride surface and move onto US 13 Business to continue a challenging drainage improvement project. Paving will begin this Thursday, October 29, weather permitting. SHA will use message boards and flyers to alert residents about the days and times paving is scheduled for their street.

Parking will NOT be permitted along these streets during paving operations - residents and visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and make alternate parking arrangements. With good weather paving should be completed in about one week.

(SHA Illustration: Map of paving locations.)

This work in the Newtown area of Salisbury is part of a multi-year US 13 Business drainage improvement pr​oject. Crews began by installing the outfall along the Wicomico River and have gradually been placing reinforced concrete pipe under residential streets en route to US 13 Business. The work has been challenging due to the close quarters and the need to coordinate with Salisbury’s water valve replacement work that required brief service interruptions.

SHA thanks Newtown area residents for their tremendous patience during this phase of the project. Drainage work will begin on US 13 Business in early November and the entire project should be complete by late 2016.
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