Last updated: August 28. 2013 9:17AM - 1081 Views
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NEWBERRY — Several downtown streets are now open from repairs, while others are beginning construction soon, according to Marc Regier, director of utilities with the City of Newberry.

Martin and McMorris streets were reopened Monday from repaving that is now completed. Regier said the project took longer than expected due to inclement weather.

Main Street is also back in service after a line that causing a water leak needed repair. Another area of Main Street at the corner of Glenn Street was also closed so a fire hydrant that was hit in a wreck could be replaced.

Both parts of Main Street are now open.

Calhoun Street will soon begin repairs from a broken water line that occurred on May 26. According to Regier, an AT&T duct bank was placed on top of a city water line.

The city has been going back and forth with the company since that time, but AT&T’s subcontractor has taken liability for the damage to the water line, amounting to approximately $100,000 in damages.

Letters to those in the area have been sent out, and new taps will be put in all house that were affected by the damages.

The city has gotten the necessary permits from DHEC to fix the line, which Regier estimates could take about two weeks, depending on the weather.

Elyssa Parnell can be reached at 803-276-0625, ext. 108 or at eparnell@civitasmedia.com.

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