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August 17, 2013
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

Hydrant testing, inspection set

STEUBENVILLE - The city fire department will be conducting a fire hydrant inspection, testing and flow program starting Monday.

Fire Chief Carlo Capaldi said the tests will be done between 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and should be completed by Aug. 20.

"The hydrants will be tested on University Boulevard, the north end of the downtown from state Route 7 to Highland Avenue, the south end of the downtown from state Route 7 to Spring Avenue and Lincoln Avenue area to the city limits," said Capaldi.

"Water users may experience reduced water pressure and a slight discoloration in their water when the hydrants are tested in their neighborhood. Residents should refrain from washing clothes during the inspection and testing in their neighborhood," explained Capaldi.

"Questions about the hydrant inspection and testing program can be answered by calling the fire office at (740) 283-6000 ext. 1802.

Road to be closed for pipeline work

Pot Rock Road in the Wellsburg area will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday while crews with Access Midstream construct a natural gas pipeline under the road.

In the event of inclement weather, the closing could be postponed. Cross Creek Road and state Route 27 have been designated as detours during the closing.

The West Virginia Division of Highways has announced other road work to be performed next week, pending suitable weather.

In Brooke County, crews will be patching U.S. Route 22, McKims Ridge, Morton Hill and Halls roads and Garfield Way and mowing along U.S. Route 22.

In Hancock County, crews will be patching Sixth Street in Newell and Washington School and Flats Cemetery roads, ditching along Gas Valley Road and mowing along state Route 8 and Harris Street.

Street paving starts Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE - The 2013 City Street Hot-Mix Asphalt Resurfacing program will start at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

According to City Engineer Michael Dolak the initial work will involve the removal of the existing asphalt surface using a cold milling process.

"Traffic will be maintained, however motorists are advised to use alternate routes to avoid delays. After the preparation, a new hot-mix asphalt surface will be placed a few weeks later," said Dolak.

"The project streets will be posted with No Parking signs at least one day in advance. If vehicles are left on the street the vehicles will be towed and owners will be responsible for towing and storage fees. We apologize for any inconvenience," noted Dolak.

Streets included in this phase of the paving operation portions of Cunningham Lane, Scenic Drive, Westwood Drive and Fellows Drive.

Dolak said the city has contracted with Shelly & Sands, Inc. of Rayland to do the paving project.

Department sets nursing activities

STEUBENVILLE - The Jefferson County Health Department nursing division will offer immunizations and TB testing from 9 until 11 a.m. and from 1 till 3 p.m. Tuesday.

More information about the nursing division activities is available by calling (740) 283-8530.

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