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Posted on: April 6, 2020

7th Street Water Main Project


The City of Frederick recently hired contractor Mid Atlantic Utilities to perform essential water main reconstruction on 7th Street, spanning from Max Kehne Park to Market St. This project is critical to the life, health, and safety of City residents, as it addresses the aging water distribution infrastructure in the City. The City will provide updates as the project continues and impacts change. Temporary road closures may result in small travel impacts. The City, Mid Atlantic Utilities, Frederick Police Department, and Frederick Health have collaborated to ensure access to the hospital remains open at all times. The City thanks the residents for their patience during this work.

Project Phases

Design Phase: April 2020 - June 2020  (Near Completion)

The design phase includes Miss Utility painting and test pitting (small cuts into the blacktop to clean and evaluate current piping). The majority of this phase lasted two-three weeks in mid-May and included temporary lane closures. Final test pitting to be completed in mid-June near Trail Ave/Motter Ave. 

Construction Phase: July 2020 (Tentative)

The construction phase will include new water main insertion along the yellow line on the map (below). Mid Atlantic Utilities will complete between 150-200 feet of pipework each day and will be working four days a week. During construction, the City estimates the following impacts: 

  • Temporary road closures as MAU works along 7th Street
  • Night work near Motter Ave
  • Market Street to Bentz Street will be fully closed to cars and pedestrians
  • Full paving and road repair will be completed in Summer 2021

Project Map:


Questions and Comments

For questions, please contact Ben Arneson (301-401-0501), Chip Stitley (240-409-1814), or Nicole Harshman (240-344-6852).  

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