Properly placed and maintained trees and shrubs are a valuable resource for both homes and communities. However, without careful planning and proper plant selection prior to planting, trees and shrubs can cause a nuisance and become a dangerous and costly problem for both homeowners and the Town of Front Royal’s Energy Services Department.
When planted too closely to electric meters, transformers and other utilities, they can create access problems for utility workers who need to read or service equipment. By carefully planning and using proper plant selection, you can reduce the risks and costs associated with these problems.
We ask that residents who will be planting near electric transformers or other electrical equipment make sure to comply with the following clearance guidelines: maintain a three-foot clearance along the sides and back and a six-foot clearance along the front of equipment once plants reach maturity, allow adequate space for future growth, avoid planting shrubs or setting posts directly over cables and make sure to call “Miss Utility” at 811 before digging.
Thank you for your help in keeping our community safe and beautiful.
If you would like more information about planting guidelines, please feel free to contact the Energy Services Department at (540) 635-3027
TOWN NOTICE: Lane Closure on 14th Street
The Water & Sewer Department will be doing sewer line inspections and have a one-lane closure on 14th Street from North Royal Avenue to Shenandoah Avenue: May 20, 2019, 9am to 2pm. Signs will be in place to notify of lane closure. Motorists are asked to use caution while driving in this area and be aware of crews working.
If any questions, contact Public Works, Monday-Friday, 7am to 3:30pm at 540-635-7819.
TOWN NOTICE: Holiday closing
The Town of Front Royal Business Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019, in observance of Memorial Day. Trash and recycling collection regularly scheduled for Monday will be collected on Wednesday, May 29. All other regular trash and recycling collection days will remain the same this week. There will be no yard waste collection this week.
Town Hall Drive-Thru will be CLOSED on Saturday, May 25, 2019. For your convenience, payments may be made at Union Bank and Trust located in Royal Plaza Shopping Center during their posted business hours. The account holder MUST have their utility bill and cannot be delinquent. There is also a secure 24-hour depository for payments located at the back of the Town Hall (102 E Main Street) near the Drive-Thru.
TOWN NOTICE: Lane closure on Happy Creek Road
The Town of Front Royal Streets Department will have a lane closure on Happy Creek Road between 1247 and 1321 Happy Creek Road on May 15, 2019 (WEATHER PERMITTING) from 9am-2pm.
Signs will be in place and flaggers will be directing traffic. Motorists are asked to use caution while driving in this area and be aware of flaggers and crews working.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Public Works 540-635-7819
Town Notice: Road Work on N Shenandoah Ave & W 14th St starts on May 15th
The Town of Front Royal will be having contractor, Bushong Contracting, completing Water Infrastructure Improvements this summer on N. Shenandoah Avenue and W. 14th Street starting May 15th-July 31, 2019.
At times traffic patterns will change having various lane shifts but proper signs will be in place. Motorists are asked to use caution while driving in this area and be aware of crews working.
Bushong will start at W. 18th St and N. Shenandoah Avenue then 17th, then 15th.
Updates will be posted regularly of where they will be working and if during the day or at night.
May 15-8am-5pm; W 18th St,
May 16-May 17-Part of W 18th St will be closed between 8am to 5pm. Residents on W. 18th will be able to access their houses from the N. Royal Avenue side.
NIGHTWORK-May 19; 9pm-6am-will be digging across N. Shenandoah Avenue. Lanes will be shifted at times.
NIGHTWORK May 20-21;9pm-6am-E17th & Shenandoah
NIGHTWORK May 22-23;9pm-6am-15th & Shenandoah
Department of Public Works (540) 635-7819
Town Notice: Drive-thru closing schedule
The Town Hall Drive Thru will be CLOSED on the following Saturdays:
Saturday, May 11 (due to Main Street being closed for a Parade)
Saturday, May 18 (due to Main Street being closed for a Festival)
Saturday, May 25 (due to Memorial Day Holiday)
For your convenience, payments may be made at Union Bank and Trust located in Royal Plaza Shopping Center during their posted business hours. The account holder MUST have their utility bill and cannot be delinquent. There is also a secure 24-hour depository for payments located at the back of the Town Hall (102 E Main Street) near the Drive-Thru.
TOWN NOTICE: Road closure – Academy Drive
The Town of Front Royal’s Street Maintenance Department will have road closure on Academy Drive from Royal Avenue to Virginia Avenue to install drain pipe. Road will be closed from May 6-May 13, 2019 (Weather Permitting) between the hours of 9am and 2pm.
Signs will be in place. Motorists are asked to use caution while driving in this area and be aware of flaggers and crews working.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Public Works at 540-635-7819.