Work underway at Madison Street underpass
The last phase of the Madison Street improvement project will be completed this fall. Work began Sept. 12 at the underpass west of Jefferson Street. Valley Quarries, which was awarded the contract by Greencastle Borough Council, hired D.L. George and Sons to excavate on the north side of Madison. The Waynesboro company will remove 170 feet of 18-inch stormwater pipe and replace it with 36-inch pipe. The larger size will match that which was laid under the rest of the street in 2011.
"Hopefully, it will take more water away quicker," said borough manager Ken Womack.
Valley, based in Chambersburg, has 60 days to finish the work, including paving the end of the street. The underpass will be closed periodically during construction.
Last year residents of Madison Street fixed or put in new curbing and sidewalks. They watched crews install new water, stormwater and gas lines, and finally pave the roadway.