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Water Main Replacement to begin by Late Summer

April 22nd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Bids for a major water main replacement project in Cumberland came in below estimates- and the city hopes to see construction begin in late summer. The city has accepted the bid of Carl Belt Contruction for just over $3 million for the project that will replace 4,300 linear feet of water main in the Decatur Heights neighborhood and provide water service to the Baltimore Street and Cumberland Plaza areas of the city, improving water service to 29 businesses and 111 households. That crosstown main runs from Baltimore Avenue northwest beneath Decatur Street, under Frederick and Bedford streets to Independence Street. The main burst in 2014 and again in 2017, causing damage to the streets and some buildings in the area, including businesses. City engineer Bobby Smith…