The Lower Makefield Township Police Department announced Tuesday there will be water main work on Taylorsville Road Thursday.

Contractors from Pennsylvania American Water will be connecting a new water main to existing mains to replace 2,079 feet of weathered pipelines dating all the way back to the 1950’s.

On top of the upgrading of the old water main system, utility owned service lines and fire hydrants will be replaced as well. When all is done, the project will cost an estimated $520,000.

Regardless of the weather, construction will begin at around 9 a.m. and is expected to end at 3 p.m. Thursday. The road work will take place from Dollington Road/McKinley Avenue to approximately 100 feet past Highland Drive.

During the construction water service for around 70 customers will be shut off between 10am and 3pm during this time, so anyone living in the area should plan accordingly.

All traffic will be coordinated and controlled by police and road authorities. Residents who live in the area should be aware of the temporary water shut off, as well as the changing traffic flow.

WBCB’s Eli Kurtz contributed to this post.