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Capital Region Water begins water main project, with road impacts expected

Capital Region Water replaces a water main in Harrisburg

Spring has finally sprung, which means the beginning of infrastructure and road projects around Harrisburg.

Capital Region Water today announced that it will start a $1 million drinking water improvement project that will affect four locations in Susquehanna Township and another in Harrisburg.

This week, CRW plans to begin the installation of 1,400 feet of drinking water mains, which are also used for water supply for fire hydrants.

“This project is part of Capital Region Water’s proactive capital improvement strategy to provide safe and reliable drinking water service while reducing long-term operational costs,” said CEO Charlotte Katzenmoyer, in a statement. “We thank our customers who live or work near these project locations for their patience and understanding while these improvements are made.”

The projects will not happen all at once, said Andrew Bliss, CRW’s external affairs manager. Projects, in order of completion, are as follows:

  • Magnolia Street between S. 12th Street and S. 13th Street, Harrisburg
  • Ridgeway Road between Overbrook Road and Colonial Road, Susquehanna Township
  • Clinton Road between Cloverfield Road and Centerfield Road, Susquehanna Township
  • Darby Road and Darby Place near Vernon Avenue, Susquehanna Township
  • Herr Street and Laurel Street near Walnut Street, Susquehanna Township and Penbrook

Each project should take two to three weeks to complete, Bliss said. The entire series of projects should wrap up in late June to mid-July, he said.

Residents and motorists along these routes should expect a variety of impacts, including road closures, noise, parking restrictions and temporary road patches, according to CRW. Patched roads are expected to be resurfaced within about 90 days of project completion.

Work will take place on weekdays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CRW stated that home access will not be required for the project.

A map of CRW’s 2019 infrastructure projects can be found at

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