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Utility Work is Precursor to Brookline Boulevard Reconstruction Project

Pennsylvania American Water will be on the Boulevard through next Wednesday upgrading water lines.

The Brookline Boulevard Reconstruction project doesn't start until this spring, but work already is being done on the Boulevard to prepare for the project.

Crews from Pennsylvania American Water will be completing water line restoration work on the Boulevard through next Wednesday, Feb 13, mainly in the area near the Brookline Boulevard-Flatbush Avenue intersection.

Eric Nix of Pennsylvania American Water said the water line work will be followed by line service work, which will take a month or more to complete. The the Boulevard Reconstruction Project is expected to begin.

Nix said so far, the work has not had a major effect on traffic in the area.

"We're staying in just one lane, so people are able to get past," he said. "We're not expecting any trouble with it right now."

Cannon Coffee is right across the street from the current construction, but co-owner Ben Haacke said customers have not complained about the work.

"It hasn't been bad," he said. "No one's complaining about parking or anything, but the noise is a little distracting. First thing in the morning, the last thing you want to hear is jackhammering."

A Feb. 11 meeting is planned for residents to discuss how to support local businesses during the Boulevard Reconstruction project, which is expected to be much more invasive than the utility work.

For information about that meeting, click here.

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Bob Dobbs February 07, 2013 at 01:54 PM
get er done
David Edick February 07, 2013 at 06:08 PM
I hear ya on the jackhammers first thing in the morning as i live right on the blvd, across from where they are working. It sucks but they are doing what needs to get done.

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