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OP $1.6M road construction to continue through spring

(Jan. 29, 2015) Motorists who have driven down Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines during the last several weeks likely have seen the major construction project under way near the north gate.
Delaware contractor A-Del Construction Co. continues to work on improvements to wastewater lines along the parkway as part of a $1.6 million project to improve infrastructure in the community.
Worcester County Public Works Director John Tustin said the major crux of the project involves replacing old pipelines.
“It’s an undersized and old force main along Ocean Parkway,” he said. “We’re upsizing them and bringing them up to modern standards. It’s quite an undertaking, but the contractor is doing a great job for us.”
Construction began during the first week of January and could continue through the middle of the year.
“It’s a six-month contract,” Tustin said. “We’re not only working on the parkway, but we’re also doing a small section along Windjammer and Bird’s Nest.”
During the final phase of upgrades, crews will also replace aging infrastructure near the county wastewater treatment plant in Ocean Pines.
Tustin said traffic backups, so far, have been minimal during construction.
“They’re doing very well,” he said. “Complaints have been minimal and homeowners seem to be understanding of what’s going on.”
Construction along Ocean Parkway will likely continue through the spring.