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Sewer line construction work delayed until Jan.

(Dec. 18, 2014) Major construction to replace aging sewer lines before moving on to insert and upgrade force main pumps and pipes will likely be put off until January, but construction crews are expected to get some preliminary work done as early as today or by Monday.
Deputy Director of Public Works John Ross said Tuesday in Snow Hill that workers may begin digging “test pits” to determine the exact location of utilities, which will affect traffic in Ocean Pines on Windjammer Road and Bird’s Nest Road and on Ocean Parkway between Windjammer Road and Village Way.
“In my personal opinion we won’t be seeing a lot done before Christmas,” Ross said. He expects lanes and traffic to slow down, but not stop altogether. There will be changing traffic patterns and construction traffic, as well as lane and parking restrictions in these areas.
Workers will break for the holidays, and are likely to return before New Year’s Eve will heavy construction beginning in early January.
Normally, Ross said, construction dates, times and approvals are more concrete, but when holiday traffic and travel are added to the mix these things become more fluid.
A-Del Construction of Dover, Delaware will install a new 12-inch diameter sewage force main to replace older lines in the area.
Construction is expected to be complete by late spring 2015.