Infrastructure work underway on Blackburn Avenue

YORK — Infrastructure work is underway on Blackburn Avenue as Black Hills Energy is relocating gas utilities within the city right-of-way.

This work to relocate natural gas services lines is to prepare for street replacement work which will start this spring.

As work progresses, Black Hills staff are contacting customers to schedule temporary service interruption when needed. They have team members on site to oversee the work and ensure the safety of the project.

City officials encourage anyone who thinks they smell natural gas, during this process, to follow the appropriate steps to guarantee their safety: leave the area and call 911 or the Black Hills Energy emergency line at 888-890-5554.

York Public Works Director James Paul said, regarding the upcoming street work, “After the gas main and gas services are relocated, some tree removals will be occurring in the Blackburn reconstruction area. Postings have been delivered to homeowners adjacent to the trees being removed. In general, the street will be reconstructed from the intersection of Third and Blackburn to Ninth and Blackburn. There will be a minor realignment of the intersection at Eighth and Blackburn. We will also be doing some replacement of sanitary main near the intersection of Eighth street. After removal of the bricks, I will be letting the residents within the construction area know where the bricks will be located, if any of them are interested in keeping some of the bricks.”

The city’s massive infrastructure project continues.

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