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East Weirton project to pick back up

February 23, 2012
By ANGELINA DICKSON - Special to the Herald-Star ((Dickson can be contacted at , The Herald-Star

WEIRTON - After being put on hold through the winter months, sanitary board officials say crews soon will be heading back out to complete the East Weirton project.

Sanitary board members announced in November the project would have to be placed on the back burner in order to address a hillside slip on State Street after a surface water line, two sewer water lines and a manhole were put out of commission.

Utilities Director Butch Mastrantoni said the last leg of the East Weirton project will be completed this year. He said it has seems like the project has been going on for quite some time, but considering the size of the project and interference because of issues on Lisa Court that needed to be addressed, funding problems and then State Street, the board believes the most complicated parts of the project are out of the way and the last eight houses should be hooked into the system soon.

Mastrantoni reported the project is in good shape and the money they have should be sufficient to complete the work. He said the project will provide 28 homes in and near East Weirton, just past Colliers and along the Pennsylvania state line, with water and sewer service.

"These 28 homes have suffered a long history without sewer or water service," he said. "It will be good to see this project completed after all this time and our guys have done a fantastic job."

Mastrantoni said once the weather breaks, crews will be heading out to finish the last leg of the project.

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