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Buckhannon storm water project nearing completion

Submitted photo The final installations of the new storm water drains are now underway under North Spring Street in Buckhannon.

BUCKHANNON — Buckhannon Sanitary Department Superintendent Bryan “Buck” Samples and Buckhannon’s Director of Public Works Jerry Arnold have updated City officials that the final installations of the new storm water drains are now underway under North Spring Street.

Mountaineer Gas will be on location soon to make any necessary line replacements before paving can take place. Buckhannon Street Commissioner Brad Hawkins reports that his department is already working on sidewalk replacements to complement the fall paving project, which is slated for late October or early November.

The project has been lauded as a successful joint venture between the city’s several departments, with regular meetings and open communication between the department heads including Water Department Superintendent Kelly Arnold, Sanitary Department Superintendent,Bryan “Buck” Samples, Street Department Superintendent Brad Hawkins, City Engineer Jay Hollen and Building Code Enforcement Officer Vincent Smith, all coordinated by the Director of Public Works Jerry Arnold, according to a city press release.

Mayor Robbie Skinner was appreciative of not only the efforts of the City’s workforce but also of the support from businesses and residents.

“I know just how difficult the street closure and detours have been these past several months, but through it all the patience from those businesses and residents who were affected the most has been just short of phenomenal,” Skinner said. “The new infrastructure that has been installed under North Spring Street will provide essential services for decades, making this project one of the most important the City of Buckhannon has undertaken in quite some time!”

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