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Bridge demolition prep work in Tamaqua

Published June 24. 2011 05:00PM

Pictured are Rob Jones, Tamaqua Public Works Director, left, and Mark Emerich, General Superintendent with Ankiewicz Enterprise of Tamaqua, looking over an eight-inch water line that runs under SR309 in South Tamaqua. The line will be used to replace the old water main connected to the Center Street (SR309) bridge in Tamaqua. This line will be tied into the 14 inch water main that runs through South Tamaqua to Reynolds. The borough and local contractors are doing the work prior to PennDOT's demolition and construction of a new Center Street bridge, located near Hess Express, which will take place over the next few months, starting in late July or early August, and will last into next year. All water lines, sewer lines, oil pipelines, telephone lines, communication lines and power lines have to be diverted or replaced before demolition starts. Kevin Steigerwalt, Borough Manager, is asking drivers to drive with caution while traveling through the construction site.

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