West Virginia American Water Completes Washington Street Main Replacement Project
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Dec. 22, 2021) – West Virginia American Water announced today that it has completed an estimated $1.5 million-dollar infrastructure upgrade project along Washington Street in Charleston. The project replaced approximately 1,800 feet of 12” cast iron water main from Morris to Shrewsbury streets. The expedited project took approximately 10 weeks and was completed ahead of schedule.
The first phase of the project included water main replacement in the Morris Street intersection and throughout the block between Morris and Brooks streets alongside Charleston Area Medical Center’s General Hospital.
The second phase of the project included water main replacement in the Brooks Street intersection and throughout the block between Brooks Street and Leon Sullivan Way. The Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences saw minimal impact to their daily operations thanks to the careful communication and coordination between teams.
The final phase of the project saw closure of the right lane only in the Leon Sullivan Way to Shrewsbury Street block. All lanes along Washington Street will reopen to traffic by the end of the day on Wednesday, December 22 while portions of the Leon Sullivan Way intersection will be closed in the overnight hours until Thursday, December 30. Final paving of the blocks from Brooks to Shrewsbury streets will be completed in early spring 2022.
West Virginia American Water worked collaboratively with Charleston Area Medical Center’s General Hospital, the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, the United States Postal Service, Quality Inn & Suites and Best Western Hotel to minimize impacts to daily operations and coordinate traffic patterns. Additionally, the company communicated closely with the Department of Highways, City of Charleston, Kanawha County and other businesses along the construction route to provide regular updates on project progress. The company would like to thank all parties involved for the smooth completion of this main replacement project.
West Virginia American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 545,000 people. For more information, visit www.westvirginiaamwater.com and follow West Virginia American Water on Twitter and Facebook.
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With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,500 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 25 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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