Verbeke, between 3rd & 6th Streets.


Spring 2024 - Fall 2025




The area beneath the Broad Street Market, at the intersection of Third and Verbeke Streets, houses some of the oldest brick sewers and cast-iron water mains in the City of Harrisburg. The brick sewer mains are in poor condition and have contributed to sinkholes and street failures in the area.

Project Purpose:

Capital Region Water and its contractors will replace and rehabilitate high-risk brick sewers beneath roadways surrounding the Broad Street Market. Sewer pipes will be rehabilitated through numerous methods, including conventional replacement and trenchless pipe lining. Aging water mains will also be replaced due to their proximity to the affected sewer infrastructure.

Project Summary:

The project will rehabilitate and replace priority water and sewer pipes, manholes, and inlets with Indefinite Duration Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract construction. Work will be completed in phases, with construction taking place at different points within the project footprint throughout the project timeline.
Estimated Project Timeline:

  • Phase 1 at Verbeke Street: spring to fall 2024
  • Phase 2 between Verbeke, 3rd , Calder and 6th Streets: spring to fall 2025

Project Impacts:

Portions of the following roadways near the market will be affected at points throughout the construction timeline:

  • Verbeke Street
  • Third Street
  • James Street
  • William Street
  • Fourth Street
  • Marion Street
  • Capitol Street

Work will impact customers, residents, and motorists in the project area. Impacts may include temporary water service interruptions, road closures, parking restrictions, traffic disruptions, and general construction activity.

Notification signs will be posted near the construction site to indicate where parking is restricted. Capital Region Water or a project representative will provide affected property owners advance notice of temporary water service interruptions.

Active working hours will occur between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Weather and other variables could require changes to the project timeline and working hours. A full-time project representative will be onsite during working hours.

Capital Region Water would like to thank you for your patience as we invest in this critical infrastructure.

If you have any questions, call Capital Region Water at 888-510-0606 or email info@capitalregionwater.com.

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