Residents have been asking me when the lengthy would finish.
A recent county newsletter said the job, which began about a year ago, was 75 percent complete and set to finish this month. That didn't sound right, so I turned to David Fidler, spokesman for the county Department of Public Works.
In an email, Fidler clarified that the project will be finished for good by the end of the summer but that "the worst will be out of the way in three to four weeks." Crews today are starting to grout the new 7,432-foot-long water main on Kenilworth Drive. That work should take about a week.
The contractor will then install temporary paving along the stretch by the second week of June and the road will be milled and repaved by the end of August, Fidler said.
BGE burying utilities
After a thorough battering by , Baltimore Gas and Electric is burying power lines in Wiltondale.
Customers on Stevenson Lane, Cedar Avenue, Newberry Lane, Knollwood Road and Fairway Drive will get their utility lines placed underground, BGE spokeswoman Linda Foy said in an email.
"This will reduce dependence on the existing overhead lines serving the area," she said.
Foy later added that the work had been planned before Hurricane Irene hit, and that the new lines will improve service reliability throughout the neighborhood.. The work is expected to take several months.
This article has been edited to clarify that the work had been planned before the storm.