South Hazel Street and North Linden Street – both projects tentatively scheduled for Late June / July. Additional project information will be provided to residents as the projects approach.
South Hazel Street – Extending from High Street to Stiegel Street. This project will utilize the full-depth reclamation process between Ferdinand and Stiegel which will essentially reconstruct the entire street. Between High and Ferdinand, the street has a concrete base and will therefore be milled and overlayed in this section. UGI will also be replacing a gas main in South Hazel Street between High and Ferdinand ahead of this project, tentatively scheduled for April/May. Residents along S Hazel will be receiving additional information directly from UGI.
North Linden Street – Extending from High Street to Gramby Street. This project will utilize the full-depth reclamation process which will essentially reconstruct the entire street.
UGI West High/S Penn Gas Main Project
March 11th UGI Update – UGI will be finishing work in the Penn/Cherry area, as well as several tie-ins at intersections over the next two weeks. UGI anticipates beginning work in Market Square the week of March 25th, with that work expected to last for approximately 6 weeks.
All traffic lanes in the Square will remain open, but periodic traffic interruptions can be expected. There will be no overnight work. Weekend work, however, is anticipated to expedite the work progress. Parking restrictions along the outside perimeter of the Square will be required. Additional temporary parking restrictions will be necessary and will be location-specific dependent on the work being done. Flaggers will be in place to assist with traffic flow and pedestrian crossings within the Square. All businesses and residents in Market Square will be getting direct notifications regarding the project from UGI.
PennDOT’s West High St Paving Project has been postponed until this year due to the above UGI project. The paving work is anticipated to begin after completion of the above work – likely mid-May/early-June.
2018 Completed Projects
PennDOT’s Main St/PA 72 Paving Project: Project is complete!
Traffic Signal Battery Backup Project – The Borough was awarded a Green Light-Go grant from PennDOT for the installation of battery backup power supply for all traffic signals in the Borough. This project is now complete!
South Charlotte Street repaving project. This project is complete!
North Main Street (PA 72) Stormwater Improvements – The Borough was awarded a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant to install storm sewers from Danner Alley to Gramby Street. This project will help reduce the amount of stormwater on Main Street and the resulting splash onto adjacent sidewalks and buildings. This project is complete!
Click on videos below to see the before and after conditions that have resulted from this project! The “after” video is from the exact same location – the adjacent building is the old Bickles building which is being redeveloped (the portion with the railing has since been demolished), and the white house across the street with the peeling paint from last year has since been painted black. The residents and business owners along this stretch no longer have the splash they previously had which had been dirtying and damaging their buildings, and it is also in an infill redevelopment area that is already generating pedestrian traffic – which was impossible on a rainy day prior to this project – and the property is only developed at a small fraction of the total.
Memorial Park Veterans’ Memorial – Plans are underway for a veteran’s memorial at Memorial Park. This project is being undertaken by a group of volunteer veterans. MEMORIAL PLAZA SKETCH (enlarged) MEMORIAL PLAZA SKETCH (note these plans are current under revision and being finalized…more information will follow) Click here for more information
2017 and Earlier Completed projects:
The purpose of the 2017 street projects was primarily that of preventive maintenance in order to extend the life of the affected streets and to allow the Borough to utilize our limited funds in a more efficient manner. Similar to what many people do with residential driveways and parking lots, the seal coat helps to prevent water from seeping into and below the surface. This water, along with the freeze/thaw cycles, are the primary cause of pot holes and more significant street damage, which results in the need for more extensive (and expensive) repairs.
Wolf Street Parking Lot – New lighting has been installed, enhancing night-time visibility and safety, and the surface has been re-sealed. The Cardboard Dumpsters have been permanently relocated to the parking lot at Logan Park off of Ferdinand Street.
Police/EMS Building Project: Construction is complete. The police are now operating out of the new building. Emergency Services Campus
Chiques Creek Sediment Removal (72 @ Fruitville Pike) – Work has been completed for the removal of sediment from the Chiques Creek. This will greatly enhance capacity and flow through this area. Chiques Creek sediment removal plans
Adele Ave Stormwater improvements: The project is now complete. 2015-10-01 – Adele Avenue plans (BID SET)
Stiegel & Penn Street: Resurfacing/Stormwater Project: This project is now complete. 2014-07-14 – West Stiegel and Penn Street Improvements (BID SET)
Logan Park Restoration Project: This project has been completed. LoganPark_NFWF_Maps