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Installation of lampposts, sidewalks upcoming at Hampstead Main Street, town official says

Installation of lampposts, sidewalks upcoming at Hampstead Main Street, town official says
Roadwork, part of the Hampstead Streetscape project, commences along Main Street (Bus. Md. 30) in Hampstead on Aug. 16, 2017. (DYLAN SLAGLE/STAFF PHOTO)

The latest step in the ongoing work to renovate Hampstead’s Main Street is scheduled to begin Friday.

Lorena Vaccare, assistant zoning administrator with the Town of Hampstead, said in an email that Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. workers are scheduled to “scheduled to drop electric for the lampposts in the section from North Woods Trail to Ralph Ave on March 15th. Then lampposts in this section can be lit.”

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Lampposts on the southbound lane are planned to be installed when the sidewalks are finished, Vaccare said.

Crews have staked out the sidewalks on both sides of Main Street from the point where N. Houcksville Road and Lower Beckleyville Road meet to Shiloh Avenue, Vaccare said.

Workers were expected to remove old curb and gutters from Shiloh southbound to N. Houcksville Road and, weather permitting, will install new curb and gutters in the next couple of weeks, Vaccare said.

Before the new sidewalk can be constructed, crews will build a new retaining wall, by the end of the month, weather permitting, Vaccare said.

BGE workers are installing a high-pressure gas line in the area from Lower Beckleyville Road north to Md. 482, and that work is expected to move north of Md. 482 by the end of April, Vaccare said.

Gas service connections are also being installed between Md. 482 and the Hampstead fire company station, she added, and that work is expected to be done by the end of July.

The town’s Main Street Revitalization Project is a multi-year, collaborative effort to update Hampstead’s primary road. The project began in August 2017.

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