HANCOCK - The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a $100,000 grant to replace and realign the sewer line on Hancock's Main Street.
The grant, together with $20,000 in funding from the town, will help prevent sewage overflows and backups at the sewage treatment plant during heavy rain, according to Gov. Parris N. Glendening.
Construction will begin in December and be completed in April.
"This work will be completed in conjunction with the Main Street water main replacement and will be completed prior to the Maryland State Highway's Streetscape Project," said Mayor Daniel A. Murphy.
The streetscape project, scheduled to start in June, will replace and upgrade sidewalks and help beautify the town.