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Aqua replacing water main on Gay Street

AquaJanuary 21-25, 2019

West Chester PA -- Two crews of contractors are working to replace the water main on East Gay Street between Matlack and High Streets. Additionally, the intersection of Walnut and East Gay is closed due to construction.

As a result, East Gay Street is closed to vehicular traffic between Matlack and High streets and there is no thru traffic on Walnut Street between Chestnut and Market Streets.

Sidewalks remain open to pedestrian traffic and downtown West Chester is OPEN FOR BUSINESS! The Bicentennial & Chestnut Street garages, are easily accessible. The Medpark lot at Wells Fargo Bank has an entrance on Walnut Street between Market & Gay during active construction times.

Construction takes place between 7am and 4pm, Monday through Friday, weather permitting. The street is open to traffic at all other times.

A site manager is at the construction site at all times to address issues with impacted property/business owners.

See businesses that offer FREE parking during construction:


  • $600,000 capital investment in new infrastructure
  • Increase reliability and minimize future risk of main breaks
  • Existing 8", 6" and 4" cast iron pipe
  • Installed circa 1887, based on available records

Questions can be directed to the on-site manager, Holly, or to:
Malcolm Johnstone, Executive Director
West Chester BID
137 North High St
West Chester PA 19380




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