King Street construction continues

Strasburg work crews began work on the waterlines under the intersection of King and Massanutten streets at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Councilwoman Kim Bishop, chair of the sidewalks and streets committee, said traffic will be affected and parts of the street will be closed while construction continues.

“All they’re doing now is working on the laterals trying to get them set up,” she said. “As I understand it, they’re on either side of the road, so they have to tear it apart when they do it.”

City officials will start the process by probing the lines with a camera to scope them out, which took place Tuesday and will take place tonight, before they work their way up and down King Street.

According to an email sent to Strasburg business owners from Michelle Bixler, the lateral line replacement (the pipes that connect individual businesses to the town’s primary water lines) will start at the intersection of Holliday and King streets and work toward the intersection at Massanutten and King streets.

Workers will be making 56 holes in the sidewalk to gain access to the pipes. The holes will be filled and paved over. The paving will require the town to block off certain parking spots along King Street.

Crews will be working in 10-hour shifts from Sunday through Wednesday. After the line replacement, the paving will likely take place Thursday or Friday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Contact staff writer Jake Zuckerman at 540-465-5137 ext. 152, or jzuckerman@nvdaily.com