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The City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities is replacing water lines and electric lines now through Oct. 31 in parts of Manassas. Crews will work from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to minimize traffic disruptions. The construction, along Center Street from East Street to Zebedee Street, will cause night closures only, while two-lane traffic is maintained during the day. Message boards display the construction information and businesses along the work route have been notified by door hangers. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8266.

The 2012 work schedule entails:

  • July 15 to Aug. 16 – Excavate and replace water line and install new underground electric, conduit and telecommunications.
  • Aug. 20 to Oct. 31 – Run the cable for electric, Verizon and Comcast services to underground facilities.
  • Nov. 1 – Remove overhead electric pole along Center Street from News & Messenger to Fairview Avenue.

“Manassas is preparing for the new Van Metre project in Old Town Manassas, and we hope to minimize any traffic inconvenience to the public by keeping roads open during the day throughout our construction work,” said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for the City of Manassas.

Established in1913, the City of Manassas Utilities/Public Works department ensures the availability of safe, reliable water usage, electric utilities, as well as provides responsive maintenance and collection services at an affordable cost to citizens of Manassas, Va., Manassas Park, Va. and parts of Prince William County, Va. It is noted for its environment-friendly projects and equipment, while tasked with capital projects that enhance public and private infrastructure. The utilities team participates in community fundraisers, like Toys for Tots, the United Way, American Public Power Association Tree Power and Arbor Day. The department holds memberships with America Public Power Association, American Water Works Association, American Public Works Association and the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce.

The City of Manassas, Va., is an independent, full service city of 10-square miles in Northern Virginia.  The City is rich in history and the Manassas Junction of railroads played a pivotal role in the American Civil War. The City has a population of 35,821, owns its own public utilities, has the busiest general aviation airport in Virginia and is part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region.  Manassas has been recognized by the Virginia Municipal League and other national and state organizations for its highly successful neighborhood improvement programs and by the Government Finance Officers Association for excellence in financial reporting and budgeting. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.