(OCEAN CITY, Md.)- The Town of Ocean City's Public Works Department will be conducting assessment and repair work on its underground sewer pipes during the offseason. This work is scheduled to begin on November 1.

During this time, residents may observe public works vehicles or private contractor vehicles, as well as personnel, working in and around sewer manholes in Ocean City neighborhoods. In some instances traffic diversion measures may be needed in order to allow for access to the manholes and underground pipes.

The initial assessment phase is scheduled for November 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. After the assessment has been completed, specific repairs, including lining, repairs, removal and replacement, will be conducted as necessary. The repair phase of the project will take place from January 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017.

This is the first year of a planned five year project that will result in the complete assessment and rehabilitation of the town's underground sewer collection system. For questions or concerns about this project, please contact the Public Works Wastewater Division at 410-524-6760.