A $5.18 million, yearlong overhaul of the sewer system in McDonald has started, borough officials said tonight.
Initial work affects residents on Railroad Street, Johnston Street and Roosevelt Avenue, council vice president Pat Powell said.
The McDonald Sewage Authority plans to install 30,000 feet of sewer line beneath roads and sidewalks in about 60 percent of the borough. The project will allow separate lines for sewage and storm water.
There will be temporary detours but no long-term street closures, according to the authority.
Also in the coming months, McDonald will get some new gas lines and see major demolition of a building at 122 E. Lincoln St.
"In the long run, it's going to be a lot better," Mr. Powell said. "In the short run, we're going to have to put up with a lot of inconveniences."
Andrea Iglar, freelance writer: firstname.lastname@example.org. First Published April 1, 2013 8:30 PM