In 2015, the Borough was awarded a PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) Grant in the amount of $126,700 for Main Street pedestrian improvement projects. Since the award of the grant, the Borough, with the Borough Engineer, have been working to finalize the plans for curb ramps and future crosswalks along Main Street to help make it more pedestrian friendly and safe.
Upon obtaining all the required permits and approvals, the Borough will be moving forward into the construction phase with curb ramp installations starting on Friday, November 23, 2018. The construction will begin on Main St. & Parry and move down to Main St. & Ferry next, followed by Main St. & Mechanics St.
There may be one-lane road closures during the construction period. Construction will take place between 9 am and 3 pm. Residents and businesses in proximity of the construction have been notified by the contractor.
The Main St. Pedestrian Improvement Project consists of:
Construction of curb ramps and the relocation of a crosswalk from the southern leg to the northern leg at Main Street & W. Parry Street
Construction of curb ramps and installation of crosswalks across Main Street & Ferry Street (crosswalks will be installed at all 4 legs to the current island, but the curb ramp at the island is not being replaced at this time due to the pending development at the Logan Inn)
Construction of curb ramps and installation of a crosswalk at Main Street & Mechanic Street