Salisbury, Maryland – Work has begun on the 5.5-million-dollar overhaul of Fitzwater Street – one of the City’s most notoriously bumpy and waterlogged thoroughfares. Beneath the surface, crews will replace sewer lines. At the street level, road grade angle alterations will be implemented to ease ponding issues, and a wastewater pump station will be rebuilt. New streetscaping will follow, bringing curbing, sidewalks, and lighting which will match the look of improvements already happening on Main Street in Downtown Salisbury.
As work progresses, drivers can expect to encounter periodic inconveniences which may be caused by the temporary closure of a lane in one direction or the other. However, contractor TK Construction does not anticipate any closure which will affect the flow of traffic in both directions simultaneously. As work is getting underway, the westbound lane of Fitzwater, from W. Main St. to Hill St. will be impassable to facilitate the emergency replacement of a sewer main which was slated to be replaced later in the project, but failed last week. This work is expected to be complete by the end of December.
Access to all businesses along this stretch of Fitzwater St. and W. Main St. will be maintained at all times, and there will be no impact upon municipal parking lots, or the lot at Brew River. All business will be open and operable throughout the course of this project. You will still be able to grab lunch at Mad Hatter, dinner at Brew River, and a delicious dessert from Ugly Pie!
We appreciate your patience as crews perform these long-needed repairs and upgrades. For more information, contact Infrastructure & Development at 410-548-3170.