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Pennsylvania American Water Thursday said crews will transition to overnight construction in Hampden Township for phase two of its $1.2 million water main replacement project.

Construction began in late September to install nearly 4,300 feet of new 12-inch ductile iron pipe along Sporting Hill Road between Carlisle Pike and East Trindle Road. The project’s first phase took place in areas without a large effect on traffic, but the next phase calls for traffic restrictions along the highly traveled areas of the road.

“We are shifting to overnight construction to help alleviate the traffic impact and inconvenience, but we are also asking motorists to use alternate routes during construction hours and provide extra time and caution when traveling near the work zone,” said Joseph Woodward, Pennsylvania American Water senior manager of operations.

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Construction is scheduled between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday nights to Thursday mornings, starting this Sunday. The company expects to complete the new main installation, testing and disinfection, as well as connecting customers’ service lines to the new main, by mid-December, weather permitting.

Final paving restoration is scheduled for May 2019. When completed, the company said the upgrade will improve service reliability for customers by replacing aging pipe that dates back to the 1950s.

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