A city contractor (RLE Enterprises)  has begun work on a large infrastructure project on Panama Street.  This project consists of the replacement of a more than 150 year old underground stone sewer culvert.   This old culvert is in poor condition and has been failing for a number of years.  The nearly one million dollar project will include replacement of the stone culvert with modern plastic sewer pipe; installation of new modern manholes and street drains, new curbing and sidewalks; and repaving of the roadway.  There will also be an upgrade of the water main on part of the street by the PA American Water Company.  Also included in the project is installation of street drains and repaving of Quinnan’s Alley, a small roadway connecting Parsonage Street and upper Panama Street.

Work on Panama Street began in December 2020 and is expected to continue until September 2021.  Residents and motorists should use caution when traveling on Panama Street when the contractor is working and should be cautious of areas of disrupted pavement until the work is completed. There will also be periodic parking and traffic flow restrictions.  Please follow all posted signage in this regard.

This project is being funded from a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Grant awarded to the city in a competitive application processs; Federal Community Development Block Grant Funds administered by the City of Pittston Redevelopment Authority; and by the City of Pittston Sewer Maintenance Fund which is funded through the city’s annual sewer maintenance fee.   The project is being administered by the City of Pittston Department of Administration; the Pittston City Department of Streets and Sanitation and the Pittston City Engineer, Reilly Associates.   Please direct any questions to Pittston City Hall.