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Brackenridge sewer rehab project gets $3.1 million boost |

Brackenridge sewer rehab project gets $3.1 million boost

| Sunday, September 11, 2011 12:00 a.m

The borough is preparing for a major sewer rehabilitation project.

Brackenridge has been approved for a $3.1 million grant from PennVEST to rehabilitate the borough’s sewer system. The project also includes restoration for 30 manholes.

The project is expected to begin in January and won’t be affected by ordinary winter weather, officials said.

The borough also got word that a $75,000 grant is on its way from Allegheny County. The grant, to be administered through the Allegheny Valley North Council of Governments, will be used to rehabilitate the sewers near 6th Street and Mile Lock Lane.

The borough originally thought the county money would arrive earlier in the year, but federal budget problems prevented its release until now.

In other Brackenridge business:

• Start date for the long-awaited rehabilitation of Cherry Street is around Oct. 1. The project, which includes milling the pavement, should take about two weeks to complete.

• A couple of waterline replacement projects are nearly completed, including projects on Florian Street and Orinoco Way and another on Third Avenue near the Allegheny Ludlum plant, where restoration is still needed.

The damage at the water plant caused by lightning strikes has nearly been repaired. Only a new meter needs to be installed to finish the project.

• Council delayed action on a new storage building at the water plant. The building will be 40 by 25 feet and will rise about 18.5 feet.

The cost will total about $67,500, which includes $51,000 for various construction materials and $16,300 for workers’ wages, crane rental and excavation.

• Halloween trick-or-treating will take place in the borough from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

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