Neighbors Are Upset about Downtown Construction

By: Dave Byknish Email
By: Dave Byknish Email

STAUNTON, Va -- There are three projects happening in Staunton and they are about to be joined by a fourth project next week. Neighbors' concern comes from the fact these projects are all happening simultaneously in a busy downtown.

The city is working on a storm drain at the end of West Beverley Street. It is a project that is being done right next to work from Dominion Power. Construction workers at Dominion Power are replacing underground lines to handle stronger currents, which Dominion Power leaders said is very important after this summer's storm. This is in addition to work from Columbia Gas on the other end of downtown.

“This is being done for the betterment of the utilities, for the infrastructure,” said Tom Sliwoski, director of Staunton Public Works. “In the end, it's going to mean more reliable service. We ask people to be cautious, to be vigilant, and most important, be courteous.”

The Columbia Gas and Staunton City projects are expected to be completed by early November. The Dominion Power project is the one that could cause some problems during the busy holiday season because it will not be completed until late December.


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