PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (June 22, 2010) Emergency repairs may force temporary delays along a portion of Main Street in Prince Frederick over the next 30 days as crews work to repair a damaged sewer main and the roadway above it.
The Calvert County, Md., Department of Public Works will oversee the sewer and road repairs in the vicinity of 141 Main Street in Prince Frederick. A section of the road has deteriorated due to a damaged sewer line. Work will include the relining of 600 feet of sewer main and five lateral sewer lines along with road repairs. To minimize the impact on businesses and county and state offices, work will be conducted on weekends. The road will remain open with flagmen conducting traffic as necessary.
On June 15, the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners approved an emergency budget adjustment for $112,000 to fund the project. The cost will be drawn from the county water and sewer enterprise fund.
The work follows similar repairs conducted in February on a sewer line running beneath nearby Church Street. In both cases, aging sewer lines installed in the late 1960s and early 1970s were made of a fiberglass compound that is susceptible to decay through exposure to sewer gases. Repairs involve the re-lining or replacement of the pipe to prevent further decay.
For more information, contact the Calvert County Department of Public Works at 410.535.2204 or visit online at www.co.cal.md.us.