Traffic will be delayed beginning Monday

WEIRTON – Motorists can expect delays while traveling portions of Main Street as work continues to install a new sewer line in the city.

According to information from the Weirton Sanitary Board, beginning Monday, crews will begin installing the new sewer line on Main Street, which is part of state Route 2, south of the overhead bridge.

Flagmen will be on site to alter the flow of traffic through the area, officials report, so traffic delays are expected. Motorists are being advised to use caution when traveling through the area.

Alex E. Paris Contracting has been the contractor for the line installation.

The work is part of an ongoing project made necessary with the discovery of sewer runoff being released into the Ohio River in 2010 from property currently owned by ArcelorMittal Steel.

The first phase of project was completed in 2013 with the installation of approximately 4,700 lineal feet of gravity sewer along Pennsylvania Avenue, up Old Main Street to the 5th Street lift station.

The current phase includes the installation of pipework from North Weirton, through the city’s downtown and along Freedom Way to the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

More information on the work will be released when available.