Charles Street in Federal Hill Repaved as Gas Line Work is Completed

| April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Federal Hill Business District has been hampered for the last year plus as gas line replacement construction by BGE has been underway on Charles St. However, this large construction site in the middle of the street which has caused detours and road closures, is now wrapping up and the street was repaved this week.

The project is part of BGE’s Operation Pipeline which upgrades natural gas pipes and gas meters. Charles St. was under construction as part of South Baltimore Phase 4. This phase tackled a large area of Federal Hill and South Baltimore with W. West St. to the north, E. Randall St. to the south, Light St. to the east, and Race St. to the west.

Operation Pipeline has caused significant road closures on busy corridors in recent years as Phase 4 also required work on S. Hanover St./Rt. 2. Previous phases addressed E. Fort Ave. and Light St.

South Baltimore Phase 5 is scheduled for this year, but Councilman Eric Costello said it’s likely that could get pushed back to 2021. Phase 5 will replace gas lines and meters in the Federal Hill South neighborhood with the borders of Light St. to the west, Covington St. to the east, E. Cross St. to the north, and E. Fort Ave. to the south. Phase 5 is not scheduled to include any work on Light St., which is the other main corridor of the Federal Hill Business District, but work will take place on E. Fort Ave. from Light St. to Covington St.

South Baltimore Phase 4 MapĀ 

South Baltimore Phase 5 MapĀ 

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