North Huntingdon to hold meeting on Markvue Manor sewer project |

North Huntingdon to hold meeting on Markvue Manor sewer project

Joe Napsha
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North Huntingdon Town House

The North Huntingdon Township Municipal Authority will discuss the scope of its Markvue sewer line replacement project, the construction schedule and how the project will affect residents at a public meeting at 7 p.m., Feb. 27 at the North Huntingdon Town House on Center Highway.

The authority expects to begin the third phase of its Markvue Manor sewer line replacement project in May. It will affect 69 properties on Barry Drive, Craig Drive, Marcia Drive, Louise Drive, Marion Drive and Sylvia Drive, said Mike Branthoover, authority general manager. This project is part of NHTMA’s five-year capital improvements plan, and residents will not be assessed individually for the replacement of the main line.

The authority is replacing about 3,000 feet of eight-inch sewer lines, plus 21 manholes, Branthoover said. The authority will advertising for bids on the project, which it expects will cost about $1 million.

For those who applied and qualified for the Community Development Block Grant in this phase of the project, private laterals have already been tested and repairs have been completed.

Those who did not apply, or were not eligible for the grant, will not be tested and televised until the main line replacement is complete and the contractors 18-month maintenance bond expires, the authority said.

Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252 or [email protected]